EVT 520 Environmental Chemistry: Persistent Organic Pollutants Quiz

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Where is cadmium stored in the fish's body?

In the kidneys

What is the main effect of biomagnification on human health?

Endocrine disruption

What type of biocide is intentionally synthesized to target and kill specific organisms?

Insecticide

What was the main aim of the Stockholm Convention in May 2001?

To reduce or eliminate the release of 12 key POPs

What is the main fate of biocides that exhibit rapid degradation?

They become highly mobile

What is the process by which a contaminant accumulates in the tissues of an individual organism?

Bioaccumulation

What are the defining characteristics of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP)?

Persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity, volatility

Which organic substances are relatively insoluble, have toxic properties, resist breakdown, and persist in the environment?

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP)

Which characteristic determines how long Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) last and in what form?

Persistence

Which process involves how POPs change, concentrate, and magnify through food chains?

Biomagnification

What is the main characteristic of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) that refers to how long they last and in what form?

Persistence

Which process involves the accumulation of a contaminant in the tissues of an individual organism?

Bioaccumulation

What type of organic substances are relatively insoluble, have toxic properties, resist breakdown, persist in the environment, and accumulate in food chains?

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP)

Which characteristic of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) refers to the dose and response for acute or chronic effects?

Toxicity

What is the process by which Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) change, concentrate, and magnify through food chains?

Biomagnification

Which organ in a fish's body is most likely to store mercury?

Liver

What type of chemicals tend to accumulate in the liver and other tissues of a fish?

Fat-soluble chemicals

Which convention aimed to reduce or eliminate the production, use, and release of 12 key Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)?

Stockholm Convention

What are the main effects of biomagnification on human health?

Endocrine disruption, reproductive dysfunction, and cancer

What type of biocide is intentionally synthesized to target and kill specific organisms?

Pesticide

Test your knowledge on the characteristics, sources, transportation, effects, and examples of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) and Toxic Organic Compounds. Explore the concepts of bioaccumulation versus biomagnification and their significance in environmental chemistry.

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