POPs (Persistent organic pollutants) - EU Restriction list

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From January 2024, we can offer a POPs restriction list as an add-on list. Contact your account manager if you are interested in getting the list, or contact support@intersolia.com. 


About the POPs list

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic substances that persist in the environment, accumulate in living organisms and pose a risk to our health and the environment. They can be transported by air, water or migratory species across international borders, reaching regions where they have never been produced or used.

POPs are regulated worldwide by the Stockholm Convention and the Aarhus Protocol. These international treaties are implemented in the European Union by the POPs Regulation.

Chemical substances that have been identified as POPs include:

  • pesticides (such as DDT);
  • industrial chemicals (such as polychlorinated biphenyls, which were widely used in electrical equipment); or
  • unintentional by-products formed during industrial processes, degradation or combustion (such as dioxins and furans).

Source: https://echa.europa.eu/understanding-pops

Link to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02019R1021-20230610


POPs in iChemistry

Please observe that this is an add-on list.

If you use chemical products containing substances that matches against the substances in ECHA's POPs list, you will be able to see that in the restriction list in iChemistry. 

You can see restriction lists in the Overview and in the report called Extended.

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