persistent organic pollutant


 

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Definition: 

Organic pollutants that do not break down chemically and remain in the environment. Pollutants with higher persistence may produce more harmful environmental effects. (Source: GEMET/LANDYa)

Other relations

  • New pops and candidate POPs (BRS)
  • persistent organic pollutants (BRS)
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  • POP

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