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Joan O. Grimalt, Pilar Fernandez, Rosa M. Vilanova, "Trapping of Organochlorine Compounds in High Mountain Lakes", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 1, Article ID 375459, 3 pages, 2001.

Trapping of Organochlorine Compounds in High Mountain Lakes

Academic Editor: Davide Calamari


High mountain areas have recently been observed to be polluted by organochlorine compounds (OC) despite their isolation. These persistent pollutants arrive at these remote regions through atmospheric transport. However, the mechanisms involving the accumulation of these compounds from the atmospheric pool to the lacustrine systems still need to be elucidated. These mechanisms must be related to the processes involving the transfer of these pollutant from low to high latitudes[1] as described in the global distillation effect[2].

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