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Definition of Persistent organic pollutant

Persistent organic pollutant Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. Because of this, they have been observed to persist in the environment, to be capable of long-range transport, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue, bioaccumulate in food chains, and to have potential significant impacts on human health and the environment.

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