Title: Stockholm convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2003 
Availability: free on web sites 
Author 1/Producer: EU 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Regulation
 
Short description: The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife. POPs circulate globally and can cause damage wherever they travel. In implementing the Convention, Governments will take measures to eliminate or reduce the release of POPs into the environment. 
Submitted By: Jörg Frauenstein WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 06/06/2004