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Persistent Organic Pollutants

The class of persistent organic pollutants, or POPs for short, covers a large number of chemicals with some common characteristics that make them potential problems in the environment. By definition, POPs are persistent, which means that they break down slowly in the environment. Persistent chemicals are more likely to travel over long distances and reach remote regions such as the Arctic.

807: Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

11 Aug 2014


Persistent Organic Pollutants.pdf