17th meeting of the POPs review committee


At the end of January 2022, the 17th meeting of the persistent organic pollutants POPs review committee took place. Methoxychlor was recommended to be listed in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention for 2023.

The Committee also considered the risk profiles of the following substances, which will now be moved to the risk management evaluation:

UV-328 (UV-stabiliser and plastic additive)

Dechlorane Plus (flame retardant)

Three new proposals meet the screening criteria for POPs and will move forward to the risk profile stage for more assessment:

  • chlorpyrifos, submitted by the European Union;
  • chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths C14-17 and ≥45 % chlorine by weight (MCCP), submitted by the UK; and
  • long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (LC-PFCA), their salts and related compounds, submitted by Canada.

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Eurofins, 16-03-22
; https://www.eurofins.com/consumer-product-testing/media-centre/news/chemicals-monthly-bulletin-march-2022/#A4