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persistent organic pollutant

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(Environmental Science) a toxin resulting from a manufacturing process, which remains in the environment for many years. Abbreviation: POP
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Now, these persistant organic pollutants (POP) are present in the bodies of every person, and it will take "generations to rid them from the world, even if we never release another ounce.
n1-5 May: Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistant Organic Pollutants, Geneva, Switzerland.
1-5 May: Conference of the Parties to the Stokholm Convention on Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs - Geneva, Switzerland).
With Native people across the country increasingly frightened and angry at the legacy of environmental devastation they already bear -- everything from persistant organic pollutants (POPs) entering the food chain and wreaking genetic havoc, to destruction of forests sanctioned by provincial and federal governments and even the courts -- NRTEE's task force found the complaints too many and the job too big.
Sure enough, researchers found that snow from an altitude of more than 10,000 feet in mountains in western Canada has as much as 100 times more various persistant organic pollutants than snow at 2,500 feet.