Rome, Italy — A UN expert committee recommended global action on pentachlorophenol – a pesticide used for wood treatment including utility poles. The Committee justified its recommendation for the Stockholm Convention due to pentachlorophenol’s persistence, bioaccumulation, long-range transport, and its toxic impacts. Governments around the world will decide on the recommendation in 2015.
Read IPEN's entire press release below, which was issued at the 9th POPs Review Committee Meeting (POPRC9) held from 14- 18 October, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Additionally, please click here to see IPEN's "Quick Views on POPRC9."