Cescon, "Determination of polychlorobiphenyls
and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the atmospheric aerosol of the Venice Lagoon," Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol.
It prohibits and/or limits the production and use of twelve POPs: aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex toxaphene, polychlorobiphenyls
(PCBs), DDT, polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorodibenzofurans.
It also makes provision for eliminating other products at a later date (DDT, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene and polychlorobiphenyls
On the basis of a Commission Communication, Ministers should adopt conclusions on the implementation of the first stage of the European Programme on climate change, and will hold a first policy debate on the draft Directive on a European emissions trading system.The Council will then conduct a rapid debate and should adopt conclusions on the Commission's Communication of October 24 concerning an EU strategy on dioxins, furans and polychlorobiphenyls
(PCBs) - (see Europe Environment 599 and the document attached to this issue).
and other organochlorine compounds in human follicular fluid.
The environmental organisation Greenpeace has hailed an agreement that sends out a clear signal to industry to change current practices and cease using the Earth as a testing ground for hazardous pollutants.Control mechanisms.In short, the new Convention introduces mechanisms to control production, imports, exports, and plans to phase out the use of 12 POPs: hexachlorobenzines, endrin, mirex, toxaphene, chlordane, heptachlorine, DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, polychlorobiphenyls
(PCBs), dioxins and furans.
* Water purification: Published by the Conseil Superieur d'Hygiene Publique de France, "Risques sanitaires lies aux boues d'epuration des eaux usees urbaines" examines the risks associated with various contaminants that can be present in urban waste water treatment sludges: micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, parasites: inventory of pathogenic agents), trace elements (mercury, lead, cadmium, copper, chrome, nickel, zinc: assessment of chemical risks), organic micro-pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorobiphenyls
and other organochlorides: chemical contamination after application and health risk assessment methodologies).
Increased levels of polychlorobiphenyls
in Italian women with endometriosis.
(PCBsl, polychloro-dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDsl and polychlorodibenzofurans (PCDFs) in human milk, blood and adipose tissue.
Current dietary exposure to polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins, poly-chlorodibenzofurans, and dioxin-like polychlorobiphenyls
Association between serum concentrations of hexachloro-benzene and polychlorobiphenyls
with thyroid hormone and liver enzymes in a sample of the general population.