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Descriptor English: Persistent Organic Pollutants
Descriptor Spanish: Contaminantes Orgánicos Persistentes
Descriptor Portuguese: Poluentes Orgânicos Persistentes
Descriptor French: Without translation
Entry term(s): Persistent Organic Pollutant
Pollutant, Persistent Organic
Pollutants, Persistent Organic
Tree number(s): D27.888.284.429
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000083462
Scope note: Toxic chemicals that persist for long periods of time in the ENVIRONMENT and that contaminate ECOSYSTEMS where they are released and where they are transported to by wind, water, and the FOOD CHAIN.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Environmental Pollutants (1994-2020)
Public MeSH Note: 2021
History Note: 2021
DeCS ID: 59386
Unique ID: D000083462
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Date Established: 2021/01/01
Date of Entry: 2020/07/07
Revision Date: 2020/07/21
Persistent Organic Pollutants - Preferred
Concept UI M000679197
Scope note Toxic chemicals that persist for long periods of time in the ENVIRONMENT and that contaminate ECOSYSTEMS where they are released and where they are transported to by wind, water, and the FOOD CHAIN.
Preferred term Persistent Organic Pollutants
Entry term(s) Persistent Organic Pollutant
Pollutant, Persistent Organic
Pollutants, Persistent Organic



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