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Treaty Takes a POP at the Dirty Dozen

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Science  15 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5499, pp. 2053
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5499.2053

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Last month's talks to mitigate global warming may have flopped, but this week brought some consolation to those concerned about the planet's environmental health: the first-ever global agreement to abolish a class of dangerous industrial chemicals. The treaty, finalized by representatives of 122 countries meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, also spells out a process to determine the next chemicals to be proscribed.

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