Endosulfan moves closer to global POP phase-out

A UN committee has agreed to compile a risk management evaluation for the pesticide endosulfan to determine if it should be added to a list of substances that must be phased out under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

The chemical is banned under EU pesticides legislation. However it is widely used in India, which has opposed restrictions under the Rotterdam convention on trade in dangerous chemicals. The UN committee could propose to phase out endosulfan at a meeting of parties to the Stockholm convention in May 2011.

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