Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants

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An international treaty, sponsored by the United Nations, which came into force on 23 October 2003, governing the reduction or complete elimination of harmful chemicals with long lifetimes. Substances covered include: dioxins, furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), various pesticides (including DDT), polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and a flame retardant. The United States is not a signatory.

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