Stockholm Convention Annexes A and C updated

The Stockholm Convention has been updated, adding the following substances to Annexes A and C:

  • Hexachlorobutadiene [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][CAS# 87-68-3]
  • Annex C (Unintentional production)
  • Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) [CAS# 1163-19-5] Annex A (Elimination)
  • Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) [CAS# 85535-84-8] Annex A (Elimination)

The “Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants” is an international environmental treaty that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These POPs are distributed between 3 Annexes of the Convention: Annex A (measures must be taken to eliminate the production and use of these chemicals), Annex B (measures must be taken to restrict the production and use of these chemicals) and Annex C (measures must be taken to reduce the unintentional releases of these chemicals).

Chemtrac, 25 July 2017 ; https://www.chemtracglobal.com/news[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]