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Rune Dietz

Emerging contaminants and biological effects in Arctic wildlife

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  • Christian Sonne
  • Rune Dietz
  • Bjørn Munro Jenssen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University Centre in Svalbard
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  • Su Shiung Lam, Henan Agricultural University, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
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  • Robert J. Letcher, Carleton University

Recent advances in environmental analytical chemistry have identified the presence of a large number of chemicals of emerging Arctic concern (CEACs) being transported long range to the region. There has been very limited temporal monitoring of CEACs and it is therefore unknown whether they are of increasing or decreasing concern. Likewise, information on potential biological adverse effects from CEACs on Arctic wildlife is lacking compared with legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs) found at levels associated with health effects in marine mammals. Hence, there is a need to monitor CEACs along with POPs to support risk and regulatory CEAC assessments. We suggest pan-Arctic temporal trend studies of CEACs in wildlife including the establishment of toxicity thresholds to evaluate their potential effects on populations, biodiversity, and ecosystem services.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Vol/bind36
Nummer5
Sider (fra-til)421-429
Antal sider9
ISSN0169-5347
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StatusUdgivet - maj 2021

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