This site describes the United Nations Environment Programme efforts to ban,
phase out or limit the production of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). POPs
are chemical substances that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through
the food web, and may cause adverse effects to human health and the
environment. UNEP is considering a ban on the following chemicals and
pesticides: aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, chlordane, DDT, heptachlor,
hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, PCBs, dioxins, and furans.
Links prepared by Gil
Davis, an associate with The Center for Investigative Reporting.