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Sixth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC6) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

11-15 October 2010 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Friday, 15 October 2010
POPRC-6 concluded its work on Friday at 17:50. POPRC-6 adopted 12 decisions, including on support for effective participation in POPRC’s work, on the work programmes on new POPs, and on intersessional work on toxic interactions. POPRC adopted the risk profile for hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), establishing an intersessional working group to prepare a draft risk management evaluation on HBCD. POPRC also agreed, by a vote, to adopt the risk management evaluation for endosulfan and recommend listing endosulfan in Annex A, with exemptions. The Committee considered a revised draft risk profile on short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), agreeing to convene an intersessional working group to revise the draft risk profile on the basis of an intersessional discussion of the application of the Annex E criteria to SCCPs and of information arising from a proposed study on chlorinated paraffins by the intersessional working group on toxic interactions.

A summary and analysis of the meeting will be availabe on this site on Monday, 18 October 2010.
POPRC-6 delegates finalize their work and review the report of the meeting, which was adopted with just one amendment.
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