Persistent organic pollutants control strategy in China

SHI Ya-juan , LU Yong-long , ZHANG Hong , WANG Tie-yu , XING Ying


Received June 16, 2004,Revised October 24, 2004, Accepted , Available online

Volume 17,2005,Pages 309-314

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The development of Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs) control policy in China in the context of international concerns on POPs was reviewed. The aspects of the Chinese POPs control strategies were analyzed, and compared with those of developed counterparts (e.g. US, EU, Japan). Currently, while the legal framework on POPs management, which complies with international guidelines has been established, it should be improved in the areas of special POPs management, risk assessment, the precautionary principle, lifecycle management and technical support capacity. The analysis of Chinese POPs policy and suggestions for strengthening the sciencebased decision making capacity are not only useful for Chinese decision-makers, but also a case study for developing world and make a great contribution for the global elimination of POPs to make a toxic-free future.

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