Persistent organic pollutants and their bioaccumulation

Mihaljević, Josipa (2009) Persistent organic pollutants and their bioaccumulation. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic chemical substances that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. There are four groups of POPs: pesticides, dioxins and furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Once introduced into the environment, POPs are persistent, retain their toxicity and degrade after decades. Recognizing the dangers of POPs, countries began limiting their production. These efforts culminated in the Stockholm Convention of 22 May 2001.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 15
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 12:43
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3512

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