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Legacy and Emerging POPs: Science and Policy Aspects of Implementing International Treaties

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic, bio-accumulative and persistent in multiple environment matrices. Scientific advance on toxicology, environmental behavior, formation mechanism, control technique and national policy of POPs is significant for moving towards POPs reduction and international convention implementation. Moreover, increasing number of new chemicals are found to be persistent in environment and harmful to human health. Thus, new POPs are identified and added into the international treaties such as Stockholm Convention on POPs. Studies about the science, technique and policy of POPs need to be comprehensively conducted with the aim of better environment protection from POPs. This special issue aims to gather the studies of science, technique and policy of legacy and emerging POPs. Potential topics include, but not limited to analytical methods, toxicity mechanisms, environmental behavior, human exposures, formation mechanism, control technique, regulation and policy analysis of legacy and emerging POPs.

The special issue publishes research article, short communication and review article.

Submission Deadlines

  • Submissions open 1 July 2019
  • Submissions close 31 October 2020

Please select SI “Old/new POPs Sci & Policy” when submit papers.

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Guorui Liu, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Zheng Peng, International Environmental Cooperation Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
  • Dr. Lili Yang, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Roland Weber, POPs Environmental Consulting
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