||The Foundation for global action on persistent organic pollutants : a United States perspective /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Global environmental change ;
Organic compounds--Bioaccumulation ;
Persistent pollutants--Bioaccumulation ;
Organic compounds ;
Global aspects ;
Environmental persistence ;
Biological effects ;
Environmental exposure ;
Earth atmosphere ;
Air pollution ;
Water pollution ;
Environmental transport ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls ;
Species diversity ;
United States ;
Persistent organic pollutants(POPs)
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Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are a small group of organic chemicals exhibiting the combined properties of persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity, and long-range environmental transport. This small group of pollutants encapsulates the genesis and development of pollution awareness in the United States. On May 23, 2001, the United States joined 90 other nations in signing the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Under the Convention, countries commit to reduce and/or eliminate the production, use, and release of the 12 POPs of greatest concern to the global community and to establish a mechanism by which additional chemicals may be added to the treaty in the future. This report is directed toward educating decisionmakers, academia, and the public on the science underpinning this global action, focusing on the 12 priority substances or substance groups, commonly known as the 'dirty dozen.'
"U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"--Cover. "EPA/600/P-01/003F"--T.p. "NCEA-I-1200"--T.p. "March 2002"--T.p. Includes bibliographical references. Contract no. Description based on printed copy of pdf document.