Transfer of chlorinated biphenyls to Antarctica

  title={Transfer of chlorinated biphenyls to Antarctica},
  author={Robert W. Risebrough and William V Walker and Thomas Schmidt and B. W. DE LAPPE and C. W. CONNORS},
PREVIOUS determinations of synthetic organic compounds in antarctic snow1 and in tissues of species inhabiting the antarctic marine environment2–5 have shown the presence of DDT compounds in almost all samples examined, but the apparent absence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). PCB, however, are ubiquitous marine pollutants north of the Antarctic Convergence2,5–8 and were detected in all eggs and tissues of seabirds examined from the subantarctic Auckland Islands, centred at 166°05′E, 50°40′S… CONTINUE READING

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