Eighth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC)
The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) is a subsidiary body to the Stockholm Convention established for reviewing chemicals proposed for listing in Annex A, Annex B, and/or Annex C. POPRC 8 will convene from 15-19 October 2012.
The POPRC will meet in October 2012 to review chemicals proposed for listing in Annexes A, B, and/or C to the Convention and to undertake tasks assigned to it by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.
The Committee will consider draft risk profiles of chlorinated naphthalenes, hexachlorobutadiene, a revised draft risk profile of short-chained chlorinated paraffins, and further consider its recommendation to the COP on listing of hexabromocyclododecane. The Committee will also discuss assessment of alternatives to endosulfan, DDT, and PFOS in open applications, climate change and POPs, evaluation of brominated diphenyl ethers and PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, work in collaboration with other scientific bodies and effective participation of parties in the Committee’s work.
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