Are We Making Progress?
Precautionary policy for PBT pollutants that affect infants and children


PBT Pollutants

PBT: Persistence

UNEP: paths to remote areas

Sources may be far from effects

PBT:  Bioaccumulative

Profile for PBT pollutants

PBT: Toxic

Key PBT pollutants

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Policy challenges

Elements of policy approach

US: status of policy approaches

Mercury: example

Mercury trends in Canada

US position on treaty goal

LRTAP heavy metals protocol

National efforts: Identify sources

Mercury emission estimates CA

National efforts: monitor trends

Northern impacts

National efforts: Source controls

Global action in US interest


Resource links on-line

California mercury release data