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UN Adds Seven POPs to Air Pollution Treaty

4:30 AM MST | January 12, 2010 | Alex Scott

Parties to the United Nations Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE) have added seven new chemicals to the list of substances that it wants to restrict or ban in Europe and in other countries party to the convention.   The seven chemicals, which are all persistent organic pollutants (POPs), are; hexachlorobutadiene; octabromodiphenyl ether; pentachlorobenzene; pentabromodiphenyl ether; perfluorooctane sulfonates; polychlorinated naphthalenes; and short-chain chlorinated paraffins.   Additionally, parties to the convention have...

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