A Fishy Tale About POPs: The Chemicals That May Kill

There are almost 6 million Google entries and more than 5,000 articles in the National Library of Medicine regarding persistent organic pollutants (POPs) — and yet it’s infrequent that my patients are aware of the health risks of this group of chemicals.

More than 50 years ago, Rachel Carson wrote about the harmful effects of one POP, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)…