Final Report from Rome: U.N. Committee Says Global Action Warranted on Teflon Chemical and Three Others That Affect The Arctic
Posted on: September 23, 2016
Industry influence in carving out exceptions “troubling”
At the end of a long week of meetings of the U.N.’s POPs scientific review committee in Rome, Pam Miller reports : “We’re tired but happy. Global bans for PFOS, Deca,SCCPs & Dicofol are on the horizon.”
However, industry influence on committee members and government representatives was troubling, allowing exceptions to the bans for various uses that will undermine the treaty’s intention.
For full details, see this IPEN press release: ipen-poprc-pr-23-sept-2016-press-release-for-friday