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Identification of POP candidates among chemicals in plastic. Screening for LRTP using the Emissions Fractions Approach

Breivik, Knut; Nikiforov, Vladimir A.; Davie-Martin, Cleo Lisa

Publication details

Series: NILU rapport 28/2023

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2023

ISBN: 978-82-425-3142-1

Arkiv: hdl.handle.net/11250/3106311

There is considerable interest in identifying chemicals which have the potential to undergo long-range environmental transport (LRTP), accumulate in remote regions, and represent a possible risk to environmental and human health. In this report, we have screened a list of 1,000 organic chemicals, as well as selected brominated dioxins and furans (PBDD/Fs), for their potential to be dispersed, transferred to, and accumulated in remote regions. This screening was carried out applying a new set of LRTP metrics, collectively referred to as the emissions fractions approach (EFA), as implemented in a modified version of the OECD POV and LRTP (long-range transport potential) Screening Tool (The Tool).