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Correction: Why is high persistence alone a major cause of concern?

Ian T. Cousins a, Carla A. Ng b, Zhanyun Wang c and Martin Scheringer *d
aDepartment of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), Stockholm University, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
bDepartment of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3700 O’Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
cChair of Ecological Systems Design, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zürich, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
dInstitute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH Zürich, Universitätstr. 16, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland. E-mail:

Received 17th April 2019 , Accepted 17th April 2019

First published on 1st May 2019

Correction for ‘Why is high persistence alone a major cause of concern?’ by Ian T. Cousins et al., Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/c8em00515j.

In the original article, some of the concentration values on the y-axis of Fig. 2(ii) were incorrect. The corrected Fig. 2 is shown below.
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Fig. 2 Concentrations of chemicals C (panel (i)) and D (panel (ii)) as function of time in the scenario with dynamic emissions. For both chemicals, emissions start in year 0, increase by 10 mol h−1 every year, peak in year 10 at a value of 100 mol h−1, then decrease by 10 mol h−1 every year, and end in year 20. Note the much higher levels of chemical D compared to chemical C.


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