Persistent organic pollutants by H Fiedler; V Borja-Aburto; et al

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5 Criteria in the Global Negotiating Process 6 Concluding Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 34 34 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 . . . . . 39 . . . . . 40 . . . . . . . 40 The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Vol. 3, Part O Persistent Organic Pollutants (ed. by H. A. Wahlström Annex D of the Stockholm Convention on POPs .

43 Information Requirements for the Risk Profile . . . . . . . . 43 Annex F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Information on Socio-Economic Considerations . . . . . . . 44 7 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 1 Background In May 1995 the 18th meeting of the UNEP Governing Council (GC) adopted decision GC18/32 [1] inviting the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), working with the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemicals Safety (IFCS) to initiate an expeditious assessment process on persistent organic pollutants, starting with an initial list of twelve substances.

77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 1 Introduction DDT was the first chemical found to be remarkably active against a number of insect pests. Its first large-scale use towards the end of World War II was such a success that the discoverer of the insecticidal properties of DDT, Paul Müller, received the Nobel Prize in 1948. One of the valued properties of DDT was its persistence.

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