Environmental

International Treaty Bans Pentachlorophenal, U.S. Continues Use on Utility Poles and Railroad Ties

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--May 18, 2015.  Delegates from more than 90 countries took the unprecedented step of voting last week for a global ban on pentachlorophenol (penta) – a proven toxic pesticide and contaminant found in wildlife and human biomonitoring studies worldwide. The historic vote came at the combined meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions – which usually make decisions by consensus – after India repeatedly blocked action. The U.S. is not a signatory to the Stockholm Convention, which provides the framework to moving . . .

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