Geographical distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the ecosystem

Sharifah Abd Rashid, Mohd Jamil Maah, Samavia Batool, Shatirah Akib, Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf

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Persistent organic pollutatnts (POPs) which are also known as 'dirty dozen' have gained global concernin recent years. During the last decades, their sources, distribution, transformation, toxicity and accumulation in the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems become significant attention to worldwide. Although POPs are toxic, slowly to degrade and have tendency to accumulate in the food chain, global still used them widely in many fields and activities such as industrial and agricultural. In addition, the discharged of POPs from many sources enter water stream may lead to serious health-related and environmental problems. This review provides the overview of the continental distribution of many types of POPs and health risk assessment caused by exposure of POPs in daily life. This reviewalso discuss on the distributions of POPs in this country, Malaysia and the future work will be done in Klang River, one of the basin which is subjected to pollution due to development and urbanization.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017
EventEnvironmental Conservation, Clean Water, Air & Soil 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: 26 Aug 201628 Aug 2016


ConferenceEnvironmental Conservation, Clean Water, Air & Soil 2016
Abbreviated titleCleanWAS 2016


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