Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Related Chemicals in the Global Environment: Some Personal Reflections.

@article{Jones2021PersistentOP,
  title={Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Related Chemicals in the Global Environment: Some Personal Reflections.},
  author={Kevin C Jones},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  year={2021}
}
  • K. Jones
  • Published 20 February 2021
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental science & technology
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and related chemicals are fascinating because of their combination of physical-chemical properties and complex effects. Most are man-made, but some also have natural origins. They are persistent in the environment, but they can be broken down variously by biodegradation, atmospheric reactions, and abiotic transformations. They can exist in the gas or particle phases, or both, in the atmosphere and in the dissolved or particulate phases, or both, in water… 

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