Control on persistent organic pollutants if there's no Brexit deal



This notice outlines the arrangements that would come into force to regulate Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no deal.

POPs are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. They persist in the environment for long periods, are capable of long-range transportation, bioaccumulate in human and animal tissue and biomagnify in food chains, and have potentially significant impacts on human health and the environment.

Exposure to POPs can cause serious health problems including certain cancers, birth defects, dysfunctional immune and reproductive systems, and greater susceptibility to disease.

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