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Persistent Organic Pollutants – POPs Regulation

The POPs Regulation bans or restricts the use of persistent organic pollutants in both chemical Products and articles. POPs substances have particularly serious health and environmental properties.

Consolidated text

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
(last consolidated on 04 December 2015).

Amendments

Not included in the consolidation of  the POPs Regulation:

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/460 of 30 March 2016 amending Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/293 of 1 March 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants as regards Annex I

Basic regulation and all amendments are accessible in EUR-Lex.

Read more about the rules

Read more about the POPs Regulation.