persistent organic pollutant


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persistent organic pollutant

n
(Environmental Science) a toxin resulting from a manufacturing process, which remains in the environment for many years. Abbreviation: POP
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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001 and effective from May 2004, that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants.
This agreement, between the Environment Ministry and the EDL, will also ensure Lebanon's commitment to the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Khartoum, March 14 (SUNA) - The Sudanese Customs Authority is due to hold Tuesday a workshop on (The Role of Customs Authority in the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants) under slogan: Together to Protect Society and Environment, which is to be honored by the Secretary-General of the Supreme Environment Council, Chairman of Customs Authority and the related parties.
The eight papers describe the cause of the Antarctic ozone hole, trends in local air quality, the distribution and behavior of persistent organic pollutants around the globe, and the transformation of waste management into resource management.

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