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A Toxics-Free Future


De Minimis Concentrations in Waste and the Stockholm Convention’s “Low POPs Content”

Information Relevant To The Basel Convention’s Hazardous Characteristic h11 – Toxic (Delayed or Chronic)

30 September 2003

This informational document is intended to inform and support development of criteria for the Basel Convention’s Hazardous Characteristic H11 – Toxic (Delayed or Chronic) to be used in classifying wastes with regard to their chronic toxicity, giving particular consideration to the potential implications of these criteria and resulting de minimis levels with regard to the “low POPs content” levels to be developed in cooperation with the Conference of Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

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