Overview

As of 2016, the following POPs listed in Annexes A and B to the Stockholm Convention have industrial uses:

  • Annex A: hexabromobiphenyl, hexabromocyclododecane, hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, pentachlorobenzene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN), tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether;
  • Annex B: Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF).