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WHAT ARE POPs?
What are POPs
POPs are gobal threats to the environment. Their chemical stability allows them to stay and accumulate in both the environment and living organism for an extended period of time.  Read more..

The Dirty Dozen
An initial list of 12 POPs or more commonly referred to as the "Dirty Dozen" has been targeted for reduction or elimination   Read more..

Aldrin
Aldrin is a pesticide used to control soil insects such as termites, corn rootworm, wireworms, rice water weevil, and grasshoppers.  Read more..

Chlordane
Chlordane is a broad spectrum contact insecticide that has been used on agricultural crops including vegetables, small grains, maize, other oilseeds, potatoes, sugarcane, sugar beets, fruits, nuts, cotton and jute. It has also been used extensively in the control of termites.  Read more..

DDT
DDT was widely used during the Second World War to protect the troops and civilians from the spread of malaria, typhus and other vector borne diseases. After the war, DDT became widely used on a variety of agricultural crops and for the control of disease vectors.  Read more..

Dieldrin
Dieldrin is a by-product of the decomposition of Aldrin.   Read more..

Polychlorinated Dibenzo - p - Dioxins and Furans
Polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (dioxins) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (furans) are two groups of planar tricyclic compounds that have very similar chemical structures and properties. They may contain between 1 and 8 chlorine atoms; dioxins have 75 possible positional isomers and furans have 135 positional isomers.  Read more..

Polychlorinated Dibenzo - p - Dioxins and Furans
Polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (dioxins) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (furans) are two groups of planar tricyclic compounds that have very similar chemical structures and properties. They may contain between 1 and 8 chlorine atoms; dioxins have 75 possible positional isomers and furans have 135 positional isomers.  Read more..

Endrin
Endrin is a foliar insecticide used mainly on field crops such as cotton and grains. It has also been used as a rodenticide to control mice and voles.  Read more..

Hexachlorobenzene
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) is a fungicide that was first introduced in 1945 for seed treatment, especially for control of bunt of wheat.  Read more..

Heptachlor
Heptachlor is a non-systemic stomach and contact insecticide, used primarily against soil insects and termites. It has also been used against cotton insects, grasshoppers, some crop pests and to combat malaria.  Read more..

Mirex
Mirex is a stomach insecticide with little contact activity. It's main use was against fire ants in the southeastern United States, but it has also been used to combat leaf cutters in South America, harvester termites in South Africa, Western harvester ants in the US, mealybug of pineapple in Hawaii and has been investigated for possible use against yellow jacket wasps in the US. It has also been used as a fire retardant in plastics, rubber, paint paper and electrical goods.  Read more..

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are mixtures of chlorinated hydrocarbons that have been used extensively since 1930 in a variety of industrial uses, including as dielectrics in transformers and large capacitors, as heat exchange fluids, as paint additives, in carbonless copy paper and in plastics.  Read more..

Toxaphene
Toxaphene is a nonsystemic and contact insecticide that was used primarily on cotton, cereal grains fruits, nuts and vegetables. It has also been used to control ticks and mites in livestock. Toxaphene has been in use since 1949 and was the most widely used insecticide in the USA in 1975.  Read more..

Toxaphene
Toxaphene is a nonsystemic and contact insecticide that was used primarily on cotton, cereal grains fruits, nuts and vegetables. It has also been used to control ticks and mites in livestock. Toxaphene has been in use since 1949 and was the most widely used insecticide in the USA in 1975.  Read more..

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