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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs): the state of science.

Jones, Kevin C. and De Voogt, P. (1999) Persistent organic pollutants (POPs): the state of science. Environmental Pollution, 100 (1-3). pp. 209-221. ISSN 0269-7491

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Abstract

The environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are fascinating areas of scientific research. Our objective in this paper is to provide a brief, focussed overview of what constitutes a POP, highlight the harmful effects they may have on biota, make some comments on their environmental sources and analysis, their environmental trends and processes, their movement through foodchains and highlight some important regional-and global-scale environmental transport issues. Finally, we offer some personal thoughts on some current and future areas of scientific enquiry on POPs.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Pollution
Uncontrolled Keywords: Persistent organic pollutant ; POP ; Sources ; Air–surface exchange ; Biota ; Foodchains
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 21719
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2009 09:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:51
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21719

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