Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


persistent toxic substances; health effect; frontier scientific issue; planning proposal

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Environmental pollution always threatens the public health of our country, and the incidence of diseases closely related to environmental pollution has continued to rise in recent years. With the rapid urbanization and industrialization, the pollutions of persistent toxic substances (PTS) in air, water, and soil constitute a major hidden danger, which are urgent to be investigated for ecological safety and environmental health risks. In order to solve realistic environmental issues, the potential health hazards of PTS desire to be uncovered through interdisciplinary research. In this article, we review the background and development history of environmental health research on PTS, as well as the current status and recent trend in this field. We also discuss the main scientific issues and challenges in this aspect, and elaborate policy recommendations for the development of environmental health research on PTS.

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