Canada Signs and Ratifies Global Agreement on Dangerous Pollutants

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 23, 2001 ? Theprotection of human health and the environment both took a step forward today with Canada's signature and ratification of a global agreement that will dramatically reduce or eliminate emissions of twelve toxic substances. The global agreement, known as the Stockholm Convention, will reduce or eliminate emissions of twelve toxic substances known as the "dirty dozen,"a group that includes PCBs, DDT, and dioxins and furans
http://www.ec.gc.ca/press/2001/010523_n_e.htm

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