1. Persistent Organic Pollutants: An Overview

  1. Arnold Schecter
  1. Daniele Wikoff1,
  2. Lauren Fitzgerald1 and
  3. Linda Birnbaum2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch1

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

How to Cite

Wikoff, D., Fitzgerald, L. and Birnbaum, L. (2012) Persistent Organic Pollutants: An Overview, in Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition (ed A. Schecter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    ToxStrategies, Austin, TX, USA

  2. 2

    National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470605295

Online ISBN: 9781118184141

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Keywords:

  • biomonitoring of POPs, and degradation resistance;
  • PCBs, PCDD/Fs, and PBDEs;
  • POPs, effects on human health and wildlife

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What are POPs?

  • Pesticides as POPs

  • Dioxins, Furans, and PCBs

  • Brominated Compounds

  • Perfluorinated Compounds

  • Conclusions

  • References