Chemicals proposed for listing under the Convention

Any Party may submit proposal for listing a new chemical in Annex A, B, or C of the Convention. The POPs Review Committee evaluates the proposals and makes recommendations to the Conference of the Parties on such listing in accordance with Article 8 of the Convention.

Currently, the following chemicals are under review:

  • Dechlorane Plus
  • Methoxychlor
  • UV-328
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range C14-17 and chlorination levels at or exceeding 45 per cent chlorine by weight
  • Long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and related compounds

At its thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth meetings, the POPs Review Committee, pursuant to paragraphs 6 and 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, completed the risk profile and risk management evaluation for perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds.

The Committee, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, adopted a decision recommending that the Conference of the Parties consider listing PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS in Annex A to the Convention without specific exemptions (decision POPRC-15/1).

In order to support Parties and observers and to facilitate the identification of substances, an initial indicative list of PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds has been prepared as set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.15/INF/9.

More information about chemicals under review