Persistent Organic Pollutants: A Review
Rashmi Kalia

Rashmi Kalia, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 15 October 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 October 2015 | PP: 146-148 | Volume-5 Issue-1, October 2015 | Retrieval Number: A4320105115/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world. Most of the POPs are released due to anthropogenic activities, while others are produced as a result of secondary emission. Because they can be transported by wind and water, most POPs generated in one country can and do affect people and wildlife far from where they are used and released. They persist for long periods of time in the environment and can accumulate and pass from one species to the next through the food chain.
Keywords: Persistent Organic Pollutants, Pesticides, Hazards

Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering