17th meeting of the POPs review committee

2022-03-16

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