Sustainable “green” Chemistry


What are some of the most harmful organic pollutants toward the environment?

The EPA provides a list of twelve particularly persistent organic pollutants to watch out for. The list includes aldrin, chlorodane, dichlorophenyl trichloroethane (DDT), dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, and polychlorinated dibenzofurans. The EPA has colloquially named this group of compounds as the “dirty dozen.”


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