Because POPs have been linked to reproductive impairments, women and men of child-bearing age may be at risk. The United States has taken sturdy domestic motion to reduce emissions of POPs.
In addition, since 1987, EPA and the states have successfully reduced environmental releases of dioxins and furans to land, air, and water from U.S. sources. These regulatory actions, along with voluntary efforts by U.S. industry, resulted in a larger than 85 percent decline in whole dioxin and furan releases after 1987 from identified industrial sources. To higher perceive the risks associated with dioxin releases, EPA has been conducting a comprehensive reassessment of dioxin science and will be evaluating additional actions that may further defend human health and the environment. A main impetus for the Stockholm Convention was the discovering of POPs contamination in relatively pristine Arctic regions – hundreds of miles from any known supply. Much of the proof … Read More