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UNEP Report Highlights Ongoing Presence of Legacy and Emerging Chemical Pollutants

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A new UNEP study reveals a decline in 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), such as DDT, regulated since 2004. However, replacements like PFAS are found at high levels, posing similar risks. POPs, linked to serious health issues, remain pervasive globally, detected in diverse samples from 42 countries. The study stresses continuous monitoring, cautious substitution, and enhanced regulation to mitigate POPs' impact on health and the environment. It highlights the need for sustainable practices in chemical use and regulation.

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