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Document ID (ISN)109432
CIS number 09-399
ISSN - Serial title 0121-1595 - Protección Integral y Contra Incendios
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Urueña Romero D.G.
Title Sources and emissions of dioxins and furans
Original title Fuentes y liberaciones de dioxinas y furanos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 2008, Vol.20, No.80, 4p. Insert. 2 ref.
Abstract The Stockholm Convention is an international agreement negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), whose purpose is to provide the legal grounds for the urgent elimination of persistent organic compounds, including dioxins and furans. The Convention was adopted into Colombian legislation in June 2008. This insert summarizes the current situation in Colombia with respect to the sources and emissions of dioxins and furans. Contents: technical information on dioxins and furans; conditions that give rise to the formation of PCDD and PCDF; emissions of PCDD and PCDF; situation with respect to dioxins and furans in Colombia; main categories and sub-categories of sources and emissions of PCDD and PCDF in Colombia; compliance with the obligations under the Convention.
Descriptors (primary) furan derivatives; fluorinated organic compounds; Colombia; environmental pollution; dioxins; toxic substances; chlorinated organic compounds
Descriptors (secondary) UNEP; role of government; responsibilities; international agreements; legislation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Environmental pollution