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Toxic anthropogenic pollutants reach the deepest ocean on Earth

S. Dasgupta1,

1Deep Sea Science Division, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China

X. Peng1,

1Deep Sea Science Division, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China

S. Chen1,

1Deep Sea Science Division, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China

J. Li1,

1Deep Sea Science Division, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China

M. Du1,

1Deep Sea Science Division, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China

Y.-H. Zhou2,

2State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China

G. Zhong3,

3State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China

H. Xu1,

1Deep Sea Science Division, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China

K. Ta1

1Deep Sea Science Division, Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China

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Dasgupta, S., Peng, X., Chen, S., Li, J., Du, M., Zhou, Y.-H., Zhong, G., Xu, H., Ta, K. (2018) Toxic anthropogenic pollutants reach the deepest ocean on Earth. Geochem. Persp. Let. 7, 22–26.

The Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant no. XDB06020000) and the National Key Basic Research Program of China (Grant no. 2015CB755905).

Geochemical Perspectives Letters v7  |  doi: 10.7185/geochemlet.1814
Received 04 February 2018  |  Accepted 18 April 2018  |  Published 14 May 2018
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Published by the European Association of Geochemistry
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Figure 1 Sampling location map of Mariana Trench sediments.
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Figure 2 Concentrations of PCB congeners (pg/g d.w.) for different sampling locations at various water depths, as represented by coloured stacked bars. Refer to Table S-2 for details.
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Figure 3 Concentrations of PBDE congeners (pg/g d.w.) for different sampling locations at various water depths, as represented by coloured stacked bars. Refer to Table S-3 for details.
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Figure 4 Comparison of ∑PCBs concentrations in the Mariana Trench sediments with other worldwide marine surface water sediments. Figures in brackets indicate water depth.
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