POP Substance Profiles

This section contains detailed chemical descriptions of various Persistent Organic Pollutants adapted from Persistent Organic Pollutants: Information on POPs, their alternatives and alternative approaches (United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) 1995). For each chemical, an overview is given, and the toxicity to humans is discussed.

The "Dirty Dozen":

Chemicals added to the Stockholm Convention in 2009:

Persistent Toxic Substances:

Transformer oil storage drums, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Source: Hatfield Consultants
Hatfield Consultants The World Bank funded by the Canadian POPs Trust Fund through the      
Canadian International Development Agency
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