Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
A health hazard to you, me and the community!
Persistent Organic Pollutants are a group of toxic chemicals commonly found in households, waste disposal sites and even in our surroundings. While these pollutants may not always be obvious, their effects can negatively affect your health and long-term wellness.
The truth is, danger lurks where you least expect it.
Understand the Dangers of POPs!
How you and your family are exposed and affected.
Learn How To Protect Your Self
Say No to Persistent Organic Pollutants!
POPs are in our environment and can accumulate to toxic levels over time in our body—turning short-lived aches and pains into permanent damage that affects the liver, thyroid and important neurological functions.
Exposure, even at low levels can lead to increased cancer risk, reproductive disorders, alteration of the immune system, neurobehavioral impairment, endocrine disruption, genotoxicity and increased birth defects.
Welcome to the world of POPs.
Watch the POPs Short Films
Farmer Ricky's: Pesticide Predicament
Keith and Martin: The ABCs of POPs
Patsy and Joe: Don't burn to learn!
POPs: They're Everywhere!
Understand how you are being affected.
Many products used in our daily lives may contain POPs, and as a result, these pollutants can be found everywhere. It’s important to be aware of how POPs can affect you and your loved ones!
You may be exposed to POPs and not even know it!
Become familiar with the dangers POPs pose to your health.
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. Because of their persistence, POPs bioaccumulate with potential adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
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In 2013, eight countries in the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and