Deposition of air pollutants around the North Sea and the North-East Atlantic in 2008.
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This reports summarises the observations of the deposition of pollutants from the atmosphere to the North Sea area during 2008. Priority is given to the metals arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, and zinc, the organic pollutant lindane, and to oxidised and reduced forms of nitrogen. A number of voluntarily monitored pollutants are also reported by North Sea countries. As well as providing rates of deposition observed in 2008, the report summarises the temporal trends in deposition of lead, cadmium, mercury and PCB's.