Two new substances proposed as POPs

ECHA has published two new proposals submitted by Canada and the United Kingdom to the Stockholm Convention:

- Chlorinated paraffins with carbon chain lengths in the range C14-17 and chlorination levels at or exceeding 45 % chlorine by weight ; and

- Long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and related compounds.

In addition, the EU proposal for chlorpyrifos has recently been submitted to the Stockholm Convention Secretariat.

The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee will review these proposals in January 2022.