How do persistent organic pollutants affect humans?

Persistent organic pollutants affects humans in the following ways:

  • Cancer 
  • Immune system suppression 
  • Decrements in cognitive and neurobehavioral function
  • Disruption of thyroid function

Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can cause other serious health problems such as endocrine disruption, reproductive problems, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.

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