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 human health.

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!