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Sea ice cracks cause mercury to accumulate in Arctic environment


An investigation into Arctic sea ice and how it reacts with the sun to draw in mercury and other toxins from the atmosphere has uncovered some alarming truths about the true accumulation of heavy metals at the earth's poles. Recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature, the new research reveals that far more mercury than previously thought is being pulled out of the sky and deposited into Arctic sea water and ice, which of course means more pollution for humans.