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Sixth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC6) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

11-15 October 2010 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Wednesday, 13 October 2010
In a morning plenary session on Wednesday, POPRC-6 considered several issues, including intersessional work on toxic interactions, a proposal to highlight POPs-free products, and the implementation of paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 3 of the Stockholm Convention (regulatory and assessment schemes for new and existing pesticides and industrial chemicals).

In a late afternoon plenary session convening at 4:30 pm, POPRC-6 continued deliberations, addressing, among other agenda items, debromination of brominated flame retardants and intersessional work on substitution and alternatives.

On Wednesday, POPRC members also met in drafting groups on endosulfan and on the work programmes on new POPs. A contact group on HBCD was scheduled to meet in an evening session.
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Reiner Arndt (Germany), Chair of the POPRC
Stockholm Convention Secretariat staff members. L-R: Katarina MagulovaFatoumata Ouane; Kei Ohno.
L-R: Meriel Watts, Pesticide Action Network; Jayakumar Chelaton, Thanal; and Eva Kremmel, Inuit Circumpolar Council
L-R: Sandra Keller, CropLife International; Mark Trewhitt, CropLife International; and Allan Jones, World Chlorine Council
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