Passive Air Sampling Network for Organic Pollutants and Mercury

This project will measure pollutants, namely persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury, in the air at 7 locations across Canada's North using passive air samplers (PASs). Two types of POPs passive air samplers were deployed at each site, namely a polyurethane foam (PUF)-disk based PAS and a XAD-resin-based PAS. The PUF- PAS and XAD-PAS samples respectively provided 3-month and one-year integrated air concentrations of POPs. Starting in July 2018, PUF-PASs are no longer used, only the XAD-PAS are deployed. The target chemicals included, but not limited to, organochlorines (OCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and other new flame retardants (FRs) (including brominated, chlorinated, and organophosphate FRs), polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs), and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). A mercury PAS (Hg-PAS) has been developed and tested at multiple locations globally. Starting in July 2018, Hg-PASs are deployed at the 7 passive sampling sites, as well as at Alert, Nunavut and at Little Fox Lake, Yukon.

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Creator Hung, Hayley; Dryfhout-Clark, Helena; Amos, Edwin; Barrett, Michael; Beattie, Dwayne; Becka, Arthur; Bjornson, Rosie; Boucher, Annie; Brown, Michael; Cooke, Derek; Elias, Greg; Fjordy, Kathleen; Gilbert, Veronique; Giroux, Diane; Harner, Tom; Heron, Tim; Jantunen, Liisa; Laing, Rodd; Lal, Tausia; MacDonald, James; McAlister, Joel; Mckay, Shawn; McLennan, Donald S.; Mitchell, Carl; Nashak, Monica; Oberg, David; Organics Analysis Laboratory; Pedersen, Angulalik; Pijogge, Liz; Rogers, Bessie; Simon, Patrick; Steffen, Alexandra; Stupple, Geoffrey; Thomas, Jamie; Trimble, Annika; Wagner, Johann; Wania, Frank; Wong, Fiona
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact hayley.hung(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-133.714W, 53.525S, -60.140E, 69.130N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2014-10-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z