9Feb, 2019

Persistent Organic Compounds and Health

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Persistent Organic Compounds and Health. Introduction: Persistent organic compounds (POPs), also known as POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) are a set of chemical compounds that resist photochemical (solar), chemical and biological degradation to varying degrees, causing their half-life to be high in the environment (persistent organic pollutant), may remain for several decades and even centuries in the environment. They are harmful as they contaminate food especially dairy products and meat. They pass to the foetus through the placenta and are excreted in breast milk, threatening the reproductive health of both men […]