Persistent Organic Pollutants
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world.
What are POP’s?
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world. Many people are familiar with some of the most well-known POPs, such as PCBs,DDT, and dioxins. POPs include a range of substances that include:
Intentionally produced chemicals currently or once used in agriculture, disease control, manufacturing, or industrial processes. Examples include PCBs, which have been useful in a variety of industrial applications (e.g.,in electrical transformers and large capacitors, as hydraulic and heat exchange fluids, and as additives to paints and lubricants) and DDT, which is still used to control mosquitoes that carry malaria in some parts of the world.
Unintentionally produced chemicals, such as dioxins, that result from some industrial processes and from combustion (for example, municipal and medical waste incineration and backyard burning of trash).
- Identification of POP’s substances in products
- Implementation of business process and strategy definition
- Recommendations to minimize the risk
- Report generations