"Melting Glaciers Release Frozen Toxicants"

"The melting of glacial ice that formed in the middle of the twentieth century may be a source of a cocktail of persistent, bioaccumulative toxic substances that can threaten human health and the environment, according to a study by Christian Bogdal, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, and colleagues in the 1 November 2009 issue of Environmental Science & Technology. Their findings, along with those of a handful of other studies, suggest the release of toxics once bound within glaciers may be a little-recognized consequence of ongoing climate change."

Bob Weinhold reports in the December 2009 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Thursday, December 3, 2009