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Chemicals and Waste

Definition(s)

Organic pollutants that do not break down chemically and remain in the environment. Pollutants with higher persistence may produce more harmful environmental effects. (Source: GEMET/LANDYa)

In other languages

French
polluant organique persistant
Russian
стойкое органическое загрязняющее вещество
Spanish
contaminantes orgánicos persistentes
Chinese, Simplified
持久性有机污染物
Arabic
ملوث عضوي مستمر

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with persistent organic pollutant

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Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Rotterdam Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
United Nations Environment Assembly