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  • February 7, 2022
  • IPEN

U.N. expert committee takes action on toxic plastics additives, pesticides, and two groups of industrial chemicals

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Gothenburg, Sweden In a landmark decision, a U.N. expert committee decided, unanimously, that global action is needed for the toxic plastic additive UV-328. The evaluation provided clear evidence that this toxic substance is also persistent, bioaccumulative, and has spread to remote islands and the Arctic. It also showed that floating plastic debris in the ocean is an important contributing factor to this transport.



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