Potential Effects of Certain Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the Health of Children

  title={Potential Effects of Certain Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the Health of Children},
  author={T. Damstra},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={457 - 465}
  • T. Damstra
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology
  • Persistent organic pollutants are lipophilic, man-made chemicals that are highly resistant to degradation. Due to their persistence, they have become distributed in small quantities throughout the world. They bioaccumulate in the food chain and are stored in fatty tissues. Biomagnifications up the food chain result in potential widespread human exposure to these chemicals. Exposure to persistent organic pollutants has been associated with many adverse human health effects, including impaired… CONTINUE READING
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