The Rotterdam Convention is a critical tool for the safe and sound management of chemicals globally. Its Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure ensures that countries have a RIGHT TO KNOW what highly hazardous listed chemicals and pesticides are entering their country. This allows them to take appropriate regulatory action to restrict or prohibit entry to safeguard the health of their citizens and the environment.
UV-328 and Dechlorane Plus, and the pesticide methoxychlor are added to the Annex A list under the Stockholm Convention for global elimination, but exemptions for the two plastic chemicals will lead to ongoing toxic exposures
Friday, 05 May 2023
Traceability of materials and wastes containing POPs is identified as a global concern
As BRS COPs launch a “PCB Fair,” a new study shows that free-range eggs and recycled plastic products from Kenya contain high levels of dioxin-like PCBs and other toxic chemicals, exceeding EU standards