Country situation report on POPs in Ukraine.
This country situation report provides detailed data on POPs sources and POPs pollution in Ukraine, including data on the negative impacts of pesticides on human health. The report notes that lack of systemic monitoring data does not allow assessment of levels of PCBs and dioxins in environmental media and food products. However, results of tests of breast milk samples (12 ng/kg fat) suggest these substances may pose substantial health risks to the residents of Ukraine. Information on good practice examples related to POPs management is included. The report contains recommendations and proposals of NGOs aimed at preventing adverse environmental and health impacts of POPs.