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Factsheets New Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs)

TitleFactsheets New Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs)
Publication TypeFactsheets
Year of Publication2022
KeywordsPersistent organic pollutants POPs Chlordecone Hexabromobiphenyl Hexabromodiphenyl ether and Heptabromodiphenylether (Commercial octaBDE)Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and Pentabromodiphenyl ether (Commercial penta-BDE)PentachlorobenzeneHexabromocyclododecaneHexachlorobutadiene Stockholm Convention NIP National Implementation Plan

The Government of India has ratified seven POPs on 7 October 2020, and paved the way for elimination of these chemicals. The national implementation process is ongoing. This document gives a snapshot of these seven new POPs with regard to their characteristics, uses, exposure routes, health impacts, regulations as well as alternatives.

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