Where are POPs found?
POPs can be found in many household and consumer products, waste disposal facilities and even in the food we consume. POPs exposure can cause a variety of medical issues such as increased cancer risk, reproductive disorders compromised immune system function and birth defects.
UPOPs Reduction through improved landfill management
Characteristics of POPs
Because they are resistant to destruction and degradation, POPs chemicals can endure for an astounding length of time.
POPs are toxic and can cause various problems for the environment and human health. Plants, humans and animals can be affected by long-term or high-level exposure.
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are attracted to fat. As a result, they tend to build up in the fatty tissue of humans, as well as in the liver and kidneys.
POPs are a group of man-made chemicals that are resistant to breakdown in the environment. They can persist for decades in soil, water, and air.