Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry
Status and Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Environment (#402)
Environmental contamination by man-made persistent organic chemicals (POCs) has been a serious global issue for over half a century. Exposure to these persistent organic pollutants (POPs) may result in environmental and health effects in humans and wildlife. Since POPs are prevalent in air, water, soil, tissues of organisms throughout the world, trend monitoring studies are essential to make clear the behavior and fate of these compounds and to protect our environment and living resources. The symposium will focus on spatial and temporal trends of classical as well as emerging contaminants in aquatic, terrestrial and marine ecosystems including Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems. Historical and current data on POPs in the environment and biota will help to discern past, present and future trends of contamination on the global scale.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015