LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
PART 4: THE DANGER IN BURNING WASTE
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world. When we burn garbage with waste items that contain POPs, by-products called UPOPs (Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants) are produced. UPOPs produce some of the deadliest cancer-causing chemicals known to man. Once formed, UPOPs may be released to several environmental media (air, water and land) and process outputs, products and residues. Food, particularly from animals is the major route of exposure for humans.This informative article and embedded animated video explain where they’re found and how they can impact your health and environment.
Garbage, everyone accumulates it at some point. But what's the correct way to dispose of it? As part of a regional project Trinidad and Tobago, through the Ministry of