Persistent organic pollutants

Stranks, Jeremy
May 2008
A-Z of the Environment;2008, p309
Reference Entry
Information about the persistent organic pollutants is presented. It refers to an organic compounds which are resistant to any form of environmental degradation through physical, chemical and biological processes. Organic compound has potential for long-range transport to travel far distances from the source of release air.


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