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Persistent organic pollutants in food supplies
  1. L G Hansen
  1. Correspondence to:
 Larry G Hansen, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois 2001 S Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, USA;


Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in various food supplies have important health impacts, but are not as devastating as malnutrition and, perhaps, obesity. POPs should be controlled and the Stockholm Convention is having an accelerating effect on the global decline of POP manufacture and use. Reservoirs from previous misuses are much larger than current manufacture and efforts should be directed at containing these reservoirs, tackling food shortages, and continuing to educate toward following advisories and maintaining a varied diet and food sources.

  • persistent organic pollutants
  • malnutrition
  • obesity
  • nutritional deficiencies
  • Stockholm Convention
  • POPs, persistent organic pollutants
  • MRLs minimum risk levels
  • PCBs, polychlorinated biphenyls

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