Pesticide Level in the Lower Gangetic Delta

  • Abhijit Mitra


Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological and photolytic processes. Due to this nature, they persist in the environment, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue, biomagnify in food chains and have potential significant impacts on human health and the environment. Thus these groups of chemicals are not materially broken down over a reasonable period of time and are usually measured in decades or more. The POPs of most concern are those that build up in the environment or get bioaccumulated and/or biomagnified in the food chain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhijit Mitra
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  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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