Persistence

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Term Persistence
Description Persistence generally refers to environmental persistence: the length of time a chemical stays in the environment, once introduced.
Definition Persistence

Persistence generally refers to environmental persistence: the length of time a chemical stays in the environment, once introduced. Persistent chemicals do not break down easily in the environment. The quality of remaining for a long period of time (such as in the environment or the body). Persistent chemicals (such as DDT and PCBs) are not easily broken down. Refers to the length of time a compound stays in the environment, once introduced. A compound may persist for less than a second or indefinitely.

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