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Eighth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.8)

The Eighth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.8) was held from 15 to 19 October 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Venue: Conference Centre Varembé (CCV), 9-11 rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland.

Highlights: The POPRC met in October 2012 to review chemicals proposed for listing in Annexes A, B, and/or C to the Convention and to undertake tasks assigned to it by the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

The Committee considered draft risk profiles of chlorinated naphthalenes, hexachlorobutadiene, a revised draft risk profile of short-chained chlorinated paraffins, and further consider its recommendation to the COP on listing of hexabromocyclododecane. The Committee has also discussed assessment of alternatives to endosulfan, DDT, and PFOS in open applications, climate change and POPs, evaluation of brominated diphenyl ethers and PFOS, its salts and PFOSF, work in collaboration with other scientific bodies and effective participation of parties in the Committee’s work.

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