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(EUR/03/5042687, 2003)Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds of anthropogenic origin that resist degradation and accumulate in the food-chain. They can be transported over long distances in the atmosphere, resulting in widespread distribution across the earth, including regions where they have never been used. Owing to their toxicity, they can pose a threat to humans and the environment. This publication, based on contributions from an international group of experts, provides a concise review of the available evidence on the characteristics of 13 ...