persistent organic pollutant
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persistent organic pollutant (plural persistent organic pollutants)
- Organic compounds, predominantly synthetic, that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes, and that are often associated with health risks.
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- One commonly used POP (persistent organic pollutant), organochlorine, may be responsible for contaminating the world's seafood supply, since pesticides can run off the land into streams, lakes, and reservoirs.
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