Persistent organic pollutants in environment and their health hazards.

Author(s): Ram Chandra*, Shalini Chaudhary


This review article provides an overview of the exposure of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment and their fate of transport. The purpose of this paper is to address the health and environmental problems related to synthetic toxic POPs of increasing concern at the local, national, and global level and their relationship between environmental pollution and health problems affecting human and non-human species. We report scientific studies on climate change related effect on POP environmental behavior in order to feature how climate change is influencing POP fate and transport. In this review paper, we report the track of POP regulation efforts driven towards decreasing POPs environmental concentration through reducing or banning on POPs emission in the environment. Our final aim is to identify how POP related regulation may take into account climate change in managing current or future POP sources.

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