Current panorama of persisten organic pollutants

A group of anthropogenic substances known as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), has a negative impact on the environment and health. Its main effects in humans are: testicular cancer, breast cancer, and others; oligospermia, problems in learning and development, and hormonal alterations. In the St...

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Autores Principales: García Cuan, Aracely, Rosado Porto, David, Salas Lalinde, María José
Formato: http://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Libre 2012
Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10901/14751
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Sumario:A group of anthropogenic substances known as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), has a negative impact on the environment and health. Its main effects in humans are: testicular cancer, breast cancer, and others; oligospermia, problems in learning and development, and hormonal alterations. In the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, which entered into force on May 17, 2001, mea- sures were established to eliminate the production and use of persistent bioaccumulative toxics in organisms among which are: aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, and poly- chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). This article aims to describe the current situation of POPs, with an emphasis on the environmental and health problems associated with exposure, as well as the measures that have been developed world wide and also at a national level for the control and elimination of POP.