Global Warming : Melts Arctic Ice, Releasing Banned Toxins!

The melting of ice in the Arctic is re-introducing a wave of banned, toxic chemicals such as DDT, lindane and chlordane, the antagonists of Rachel Carlson´s 1962 environmental book “Silent Spring.”

The persistent organic pollutants (Pops) are banned under the 2004 Stockholm Convention and can cause cancer and birth defects. They take a very long time to degrade and can accumulate over time.

Canadian and Norwegian scientists have measured the amount of Pops in the air between 1993 and 2009 and found that a rising trend began around 2004 and continues.

By Student Express Posted in News

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