Understand the Dangers of POPs!

Danger lurks where you least expect it.

There are five main source groups of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are all hazardous chemicals with the potential to travel great distances, persist in toxic levels in our environment, bioaccumulate in flora and fauna as well as negatively affect human health.

How are we exposed to POPs?

We are exposed to POPs through the food we eat, the air we breathe, outdoors, indoors and at the workplace. As a result, there is the potential for POPs to be found in a wide range of places.

Why protect yourself from POPs?

These chemicals can cause significant detrimental effects on human health and the environment. 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.