2.F Consumption Of POPs And Heavy Metals

Last updated on 10 Dec 2013 11:53 (cf. Authors)

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Pollutant
Aldrin NO
Dieldrin NO
Chlordane NO
Toxaphen NO
Mirex NO
Endrin NO
Heptachlor NO
Hexachlorbenzen NO
Polycyclic Biphenyle (PCB) NO
DDT NO
Polychlorierte Dibenzo-p-dioxine (PCDD) IE
Dibenzofurane (PCDF) NO
HCH (Lindan) in use

The 12 old POPs Aldrin, Dieldrin, Chlordane, Toxaphen, Mirex, Endrin, Heptachlor, Hexachlorbenzen, Polycyclic Biphenyle (PCB), DDT, Polychlorierte Dibenzo-p-dioxine (PCDD) and Dibenzofurane (PCDF) are not sold in Germany.

Some processes unintentionally release POPs (polychlorinated Dibenzodioxin und –furan (PCDD/F), polychlorinated Biphenyle (PCB) and Hexachlorbenzen (HCB)).

HCH (Lindan) is still used as active ingredient against head lice for public health and veterinary insecticide against ear acarians.

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