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Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee: Oct. 13-17

The Fourth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee will be held Oct. 13-17 in Geneva, Switzerland. Items on the provisional agenda include: (1) Consideration of draft risk management evaluations for: octabromodiphenyl ether; pentachlorobenzene; alpha hexachlorocyclohexane; beta hexachlorocyclohexane; (2) Consideration of draft risk profiles for: short-chained chlorinated paraffins; unintentional releases of pentachlorobenzene; and (3) Consideration of chemicals newly proposed for inclusion in Annexes A, B or C of the Stockholm Convention, including endosulfan and hexabromocyclododecane. For more information, go to: and scroll down to "Upcoming Meetings."



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