Pollutants in the Arctic

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Environmental Science 123
21 October 2009
Pollutants in the Arctic
Introduction
While the Arctic is often thought of as being a barren wasteland of ice, various ethnic groups and a plethora of species call this region home. The land at the very northern limit of the planet is largely a pristine environment. However, the prevalence of pollutant residue found in the Arctic environment is a shocking result of the chemically-based lifestyle of regions sometimes thousands of miles away. The measurement of significant pollutant levels in the Arctic is proof that the planet is truly an ecosystem and that human behavior in one region of the planet can have consequences in another region...
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