In the past few decades, there has been an increase in the production of organic chemicals for their utilization in the fields, such as agriculture, pharma, flame retardants, and personal care products. Many of them are characterized as pollutants due their harmful effects on humans and the environment. Even today, adequate methods are not matured enough to prevent their release from industry into the environment. This is a serious challenge in front of the global community, and the responsibility to save the environment and humans from these hazardous chemicals is enormous. Organic pollutants accumulated into the human body generally lead to various types of carcinogenic effects. So, it is necessary to understand the flow cycle of these pollutants in the environment to save ourselves. In this regard, the first part of the chapter focuses on the various sources of organic pollutants, their transport process, and their impact on human health.
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