One of the biggest enemies of human
health and the environment are persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
POPs are toxic organic substances that
remain in the environment for long periods and do not degrade easily. They
accumulate and cause damage. For this reason, steps must be taken to
protect against, prevent and mitigate their effects.
POPs can cause health problems as
severe as immunological, endocrine and cardiovascular disorders. For
example, lead (Pb) can irreversibly harm the IQs of children. Action against these
toxic organic substances should not be delayed.
The damage caused POPs has a global,
regional and local impact. Mexico signed the Stockholm Convention given the urgent
need to protect biodiversity, whose environmental services are essential to
We invite you to learn about Mexico’s
social responsibility regarding chemical risks, in our first blog post:
We will have a series of weekly
publications and infographics on the subject. Don’t miss them!