2.K - Consumption of POPs and Heavy Metals

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Pollutant Notation Key
Aldrin NO
Dieldrin NO
Chlordane NO
Toxaphen NO
Mirex NO
Endrin NO
Heptachlor NO
Hexachlorobenzene NO
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) NO
Polychlorierte Dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) IE
Dibenzofurans (PCDF) NO
HCH (Lindan) in use

None of the twelve initial POPs under the Stockholm Convention (Aldrin, Dieldrin, Chlordane, Toxaphene, Mirex, Endrin, Heptachlor, Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), DDT, Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD), Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF)) is consumed / on sale in Germany.

Some processes unintentionally release POPs (such as PCDD and PCDF, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB)).

HCH (Lindan) is still used as active ingredient against head lice for public health and veterinary insecticide against ear acarians.