The Symposium is a traditional one, and it is being organized annually since 1980, except in 1983. It is a scientific event with main focus on toxic and persistent halogenated organic compounds (POPs) with a broad range of themes.
Topics will address a full range of global POPs research right across the source-pathway-exposure-effects-solutions continuum. You will keep in touch with recent trends on POPs in the environment, and new POPs will be addressed, according to spanned POPs by Stockholm Convention, like brominated flame retardants, perfluorinated chemicals, and emerging contaminants. Indoor pollution caused by POPs, urban contamination issues, and POPs in the Developing World will be also discussed; toxicity to human and to animals, levels and trends in the environment, epidemiology, exposure assessment, as well as regulation, risk assessment and management, analytical methods for measurements on sources and in the environment, source inventory, policy, and control measures. Newest analytical methods and equipment, source sampling and monitoring methods, will be exposed and discussed.