Environmental Chemistry

What are some examples of organic pollution?

Organic pollution?

What are some examples of organic pollution?

Organic pollution:organic pollution

Organic pollution and all its effects related to it are listed below by which you can find it easily.First we have to know what it is?

DDT was widely used as an insecticide, before turning out to be a persistent organic pollutant. © USDA

Organic pollution is a type of chemical pollution caused by carbonaceous pollutants, such as organic matter (slurry, sewage sludge , etc.), organochlorines ( DDT ) or polychlorinated biphenyls ( PCBs ).


Organic matter:

In the case of organic matter, pollutants can increase the turbidity of water and create a phenomenon of eutrophication with a decrease in the quantity of dissolved oxygen .

These environmental modifications have profound consequences on the populations of an environment ( disappearance of species , proliferation of other species ).

Effects of organic pollutants:

The Organic pollutants including phenols,chlorinated phenols, endocrine distrupting chemicals, azo dyes and some pesticides are also included in this case.

The effects of other organic pollutants are very variable according to their nature, some being very biodegradable ( carbamates ), others persistent ( dioxins ).

Persistent organic pollutants :

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organic pollutants

Among the latter, persistent organic pollutants ( POPs ), such as PCBs and DDT, are particularly toxic to human health since they are lipophilic.

There is therefore a biomagnification of these pollutants at each level of the food chain , the latter being the most contaminated. But man is at the top of the food chain …

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