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POPs polluants organiques persistants interdits Convention de Stockholm

Épandage de pesticides au Libéria © AFP PHOTO/ ZOOM DOSSO

Geneva, 9 May 2009 – Nine persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were listed today under the Stockholm Convention. Over 160 Governments have just concluded a one-week conference with practical decisions that will strengthen a global effort to eradicate some of the most toxic chemicals known to humankind.

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