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Sixth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.6)

The Sixth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.6) was held from 11 to 15 October 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The sixth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee was held from 11 to 15 October 2010 at the Conference Centre Varembé (CCV) in Geneva.

The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) adopted a dozen decisions at its sixth meeting, including ones aimed at strengthening chemicals science on climate change and POPs. POPRC adopted the risk profile for hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and set up an intersessional working group to prepare a draft risk management evaluation to evaluate socio-economic implications of possible control measures for the chemical. POPRC also agreed to adopt the risk management evaluation for endosulfan and recommended listing endosulfan in Annex A of the Convention, with specific exemptions, a move that would lead to its elimination from the global market.

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