The conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, is the first meeting of governments that are parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. That global treaty initially bans or tightly controls 12 chemicals or categories of substances, including DDT and dioxins. The meeting has the attention of the U.S. chemical industry and environmental activists alike.
by CHERYL HOGUE, C&EN WASHINGTON |
May 02, 2005