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EU Council of Ministers Approves New Version of the POP Regulation

In mid-June, the EU Council of Ministers approved a new version of the regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and issued a press release. The new version replaces Regulation (EC) No 850/2004. The goal of the revision is stricter control of brominated flame retardants like decaBDE, which is frequently … Continue reading

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Taiwan and China Control Chemicals Listed in the Stockholm Convention

The Taiwanese Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (only in Chinese) has entered three persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed in the Stockholm Convention to its own list of toxic chemicals. The chemicals involved include the group of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), decabromodiphenyl … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Focuses on Five Harmful Substances

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to fast-track a risk evaluation for five PBT substances. The substances include decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) and hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), both of which are considered Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and listed on the … Continue reading

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Three Substances Banned

Some 1,200 environmental experts from 171 countries met in Geneva in mid-May for the Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP 7) under the motto “From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow” to discuss future handling of chemicals and … Continue reading

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Chloride Compounds in the Trash

It is the objective of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the resulting European Regulation (EG) 850/2004 (EU Regulation on POPs) to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants. At the request of the German … Continue reading

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