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UN treaty to cut most toxic pollutants imminent

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1245
  1. Judy Jones
  1. London

    A global treaty to protect human health from the most toxic persistent organic pollutants is to be negotiated by more than 120 countries in Johannesburg next month. The United Nations Environment Programme is seeking agreement for the treaty to reduce or eliminate the 12 persistent organic pollutants that the programme regards as the most threatening to future generations.

    These pollutants …

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