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Quick Guide to IPEN Views on POPRC 13

In preparation for the 13th meeting of the Stockholm Convention's POPs Review Committee (POPRC), which will take place 17 - 20 October in Rome, IPEN has developed a Quick Guide to IPEN Views on POPRC 13. This document highlights IPEN's views on issues that the Committee will tackle at the meeting, including formal recommendations for listing two chemicals in the treaty: PFOA (the “Teflon chemical”) and dicofol (a pesticide linked to production of DDT). The Committee will also initiate examination of perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) – a regrettable substitute for PFOS which is already listed in the treaty. Finally, the POPRC will develop a terms of reference document to begin the process of evaluating whether loopholes that permit continued use of PFOS are still needed.

Read the Quick Guide here.