Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are semivolatile chemicals that resist degradation. Once in the environment, they can cycle through water, soil and air, ultimately to bioaccumulate in humans and other species. Exposure to POPs can lead to serious health effects, including...
The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station (Cape Grim BAPS), established in 1976 to monitor and study global atmospheric composition for trends as a result of human activities and natural variability, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. The station is managed by the Bureau...
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