Persistent organic pollutants, or POPs, are chemicals that have serious, long-lasting effects on human and wildlife health. POPs are easily transported globally by wind and water and remain in the environment for an extended period of time. They can be produced either intentionally or unintentionally from byproducts of some industrial processes. In 2001, over 90 countries
agreed to an international treaty that reduces or eliminates the production of 12 significant POPs. While we have eliminated some of these harmful chemicals, more work remains to be done to protect
our environment and the health of humans and wildlife.
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