Definition of persistent organic pollutant in English:

persistent organic pollutant

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  • A hazardous organic chemical compound that is resistant to biodegradation and thus remains in the environment for a long period of time.
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    • What the bill actually does is prohibit the import, manufacture, or use of persistent organic pollutants.
    • Unfortunately, being top of the food chain, many have high concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in their bodies.
    • Clearly, they include the actual definition of a persistent organic pollutant, in clause 4.

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