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New POP review from Stockholm Convention by Nick Boley
February 18, 2014, 10:42
Filed under: chemicals, Global issues | Tags: ,

The Stockholm Convention, an environmental treaty which aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) at a global level, has produced a report following its ninth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants  Review.

The report showed that chlorinated naphthalenes and hexachlorobutadiene were recommended for listing in Annexes A and C of the Convention. Annex A covers substances which are planned for elimination with specific, time-limited exemptions. Annex C covers POPs that are unintentionally produced, for example as industrial by-products and combustion processes.

Additionally, the committee decided that decabromodiphenyl ether met Annex D criteria. Annex D lists additional POPs.

Revised guidance on alternatives to perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) its salts, PSOSF and related chemicals was adopted by the committee. These chemicals have been a cause for concern in EU Member States for some years.

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Thanks a lot for the article. 4 new chemicals are listed under the stockholm convention and rotterdam convention this month:

http://www.chemsafetypro.com/Topics/Convention/Updates_of_the_Stockholm_and_Rotterdam_Convention.html

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