Understand the Danger

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.

The truth is, danger lurks where you least expect it.

Understanding the Dangers of POPs

Identify

Become familiar with the dangers POP Pesticides pose to your health.

Learn

Become familiar with the dangers POP Pesticides pose to your health.

Act

Become familiar with the dangers POP Pesticides pose to your health.

Learn How To Protect Your Self

Say No To Persistant Organic Pollutants!

The truth is, danger lurks where you least expect it. And in the case of PBDE’s, these miniscule particles in our environment can accumulate to toxic levels over time in the body—turning short-lived aches and pains into permanent damage that affects the liver, thyroid and important neurological functions.

Discover More About Persistant Organic Pollutants

Watch the POPs Short Films

Join a host of colorful characters as they go about the daily lives and highlight their interactions with POPs. These animations are perfect as an introduction to the world of persistant organic pollutants and we encourage your to watch, share and learn!

Farmer Ricky’s: Pesticide Predicament

Journey with farmer Ricky and his family as they embark on POPs Pesticides adventure.

Keith and Martin: The ABCs of POPs

Keith and Martin are up to it again but Adita is here to give these guys some education. Join this love-able crew as they learn the ABCs of POPs.

Patsy and Joe: Don't burn to learn!

Patsy learns an invaluable lesson in burning and what this means for her un born baby, friends and loved ones.

The truth is, danger lurks where you least expect it.

Understanding the
Dangers of POPs

Women of Childbearing Age

For pregnant women and women of childbearing age, exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has been proven to cause adverse effects on the mother’s health,

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Women of Childbearing Age

For pregnant women and women of childbearing age, exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has been proven to cause adverse effects on the mother’s health,

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Construction & Demolition

Typical workplaces are full of items that may be potentially hazardous as they contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The average employee may come into contact

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Hospitals

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The truth is, danger lurks where you least expect it.

Understanding the
Dangers of POPs

PBDEs & HBCD

At and around your household, you and your family may be exposed to a variety of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including the Brominated Flame Retardants:

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Pesticides

Whether you are on a farm spraying your crops or at the grocery store shopping for produce, you may be in contact with Highly Hazardous

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UPOPs

In your backyard or even at the dinner table, you may be in contact with Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) and not even know it.

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PCBs

If you live or work near sites where PCB oils have been used or stored (such as power generation stations or transformer storage sites) you

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PFOS

There are few contaminants that have been found around the world like Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). Used in many popular consumer goods such as stain-resistant carpets,

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