Facing the fight in Asia

Cheok Soh Hui; Kovac, Matt; Baker, John
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/27/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 45, p26
Trade Publication
The article looks at the struggles of the Asia-Pacific region in curbing persistent organic pollutants (POP). A 2006 United Nations Environment Programme report warned of high levels of POP in the rivers of Thailand and Malaysia. To add to their woes, stockpiles of POP pesticides dot the landscape of Vietnam. The problem in Asia is also more pronounced given the high proportion of farmers in the region. Of the 12 POP listed under the Stockholm Convention, mirex, chlordane and DDT are still produced and used in China.


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