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The proposal has been verified by the Stockholm Convention Secretariat to contain all the information required by the Convention to be considered as a candidate POP and has been forwarded to the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC).
The POPRC is the scientific expert committee that will review if Deca-BDE meets the criteria to be considered a POP. The next POPRC meeting will take place from 14-18 October 2013 in Rome where the proposal to nominate Deca-BDE as a POP will be discussed.
This development does not have any immediate legal impact on the manufacturing, use and marketing of Deca-BDE. If Deca-BDE is found to be POP at the earliest it would be listed in 2017.
 Decabromodiphenyl ether
 UNEP Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutantshttp://chm.pops.int/Convention/ConventionText/tabid/2232/Default.aspx
 9th Meeting of the POP Review Committeehttp://chm.pops.int/Convention/POPsReviewCommittee/MostRecentMeeting/POPRC9/tabid/3280/mctl/Vi