TITLE

Facing the fight in Asia

AUTHOR(S)
Cheok Soh Hui; Kovac, Matt; Baker, John
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;11/27/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 45, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23413138

 

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