Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemical substances that persist in the
environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment. With the evidence of long-range transport
of these substances to regions where they have never been used or produced and the consequent threats they pose to the environment of the whole globe, the international
community has now, at several occasions called for urgent global actions to reduce and eliminate releases of these chemicals.