20 March, 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union released the directive (EU) 2019/448, proposing to list the methoxychlor (CAS No: 72-43-5, EC No 200-779-9) in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption. The Commission, on behalf of the Union, shall communicate the proposal to the Secretariat of the Convention with all the information required under Annex D to the Convention.
Introduction: Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It took effect in 2004 with its chemicals that listed as POPs includes: Aldrin, Chlordane, Chlordecone, Dieldrin, Endrin, Heptachlor, Hexabromobiphenyl, Hexabromodiphenyl ether, Heptabromodiphenyl ether, Hexachlorobenzene, Lindane, Mirex, Pentachlorobenzene, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), Endosulfan and its related isomers, Tetrabromodiphenyl ether, Pentabromodiphenyl ether, Toxaphene, DDT, Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride, Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) , Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF).