Transport and occurrence of new organic contaminants in the Arctic
POPs are organic chemicals known to be toxic, bio-accumulative, persistent and susceptible to long-range transport (LRT).
Due to their potential harmful properties, international agreements are now coming into effect to reduce further environmental exposure of such substances.
In order to provide scientific support for these conventions in identifying chemicals of concern, it is thus important to improve and evaluate criteria or models for identifying chemicals with a potential for LRT.
NILU is currently involved in studies aimed to improve the understanding of the LRT behaviour of POPs and related chemicals of emerging concern through further development of LRT-based multimedia models.