POPs in the news

25/01/2010 -

A study of breast milk samples from more than 300 women in North Carolina finds flame retardants contaminate the milk from almost three-quarters of the woman in the study. Women older than 35 had the lowest levels of PBDEs in their milk. The highest levels were measured in breast milk from women aged 25 to 29, followed by women younger than 25 years old.
More: Environmental Health News


Younger mothers' breast milk has highest levels of flame retardants

A study of breast milk samples from more than 300 women in North Carolina finds flame retardants contaminate the milk from almost three-quarters of the woman in the study. Women older than 35 had the lowest levels of PBDEs in their milk. The highest levels were measured in breast milk from women aged 25 to 29, followed by women younger than 25 years old.
More: Environmental Health News

21/10/2009 -

Those pristine-looking Alpine glaciers now melting as global warming sets in may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes since the 1990s, despite decreased use of those compounds in pesticides, electric equipment, paints and other products.
More: www.sciencedaily.com


Glacial Melting May Release Pollutants Into The Environment

Those pristine-looking Alpine glaciers now melting as global warming sets in may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes since the 1990s, despite decreased use of those compounds in pesticides, electric equipment, paints and other products.
More: www.sciencedaily.com

01/10/2002 -

Implementation of the Stockholm Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants is a unique opportunity to foster changes in environmental, occupational, and food policies. Drawn under the leadership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)—with significant contributions from nongovernmental organisations, trade unions, and private companies—it has been saluted as “a global public health treaty.” More:


Implementing the Stockholm Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Implementation of the Stockholm Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants is a unique opportunity to foster changes in environmental, occupational, and food policies. Drawn under the leadership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)—with significant contributions from nongovernmental organisations, trade unions, and private companies—it has been saluted as “a global public health treaty.” More:

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