The Arctic and Antarctic are “early warning messengers” for global processes, in particular for the environmental impact of current-use and emerging contaminants. Despite having little to no industrial sources of their own, the existence of persistent environmental contaminants in polar ecosystems has been known for a long time. However, there are we still many aspects we know little about, including sources, transport and health effects. Arctic and Antarctica are no longer pristine, including the third pole, Himalaya. Anthropogenic activities have led to changing environments at the poles, often with toxicological significance and measurable impacts. 

Amity Centre for Antarctic Research and Studies (ACARS) was established for doing science in Antarctica. Centre was established to carry out research on several aspects such as Environmental Toxicology, Microbiology and environmental health in and around Indian Antarctic research stations in Antarctica. Amity scientists have participated in last two Indian scientific Expedition under the leadership of Prof. Tanu Jindal and collected several samples for Environmental Monitoring and Health of Indian Antarctic Stations in pursuit of Antarctica treaty system and its Governance.