Filed under: chemicals, Environment/Ecology, EU Regulation/Legislation, Waste | Tags: Environmental, POPs
The European Commission have published a new regulation, 1342/2014, which adds limit values to a number of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed in the Stockholm Convention. The POPs concerned are: chlordecone, hexabromobiphenyl, hexachlorocyclohexanes, including lindane, pentachlorobenzene, tetrabromodiphenyl ether, pentabromodiphenyl ether, hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether, and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its derivatives.
These are for articles, where the values are between 15 µg/kg for dioxins and furans, to 50 mg/kg for many other POPs.
Validated analytical methods need to be in place to ensure that this can be enforced, and the limits are such that this is not an issue.
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