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‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Building Up in the Arctic—and Likely Worldwide

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Scientific American­ –

The Arctic can appear to be a pristine, isolated frozen land. But human pollution has reached even this remote corner of the world—which the World Wildlife Fund has called “the chemical sink of the globe.” Now researchers have discovered that a virtually indestructible type of chemical has been building up in the region since the 1990s.