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POP regulations apply to most products sold in various countries worldwide.
As with Europe RoHS, Enviropass recommends the documentary approach with suppliers and subcontractors for POP testing against legal obligations like the European regulation 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants.
This method offers the best value for your money, avoiding dozens of expensive testing for potentially dangerous substances present in a tested product.
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By using Classic POP, you allow Enviropass to tackle the documentary assessment of your products, including:
In addition to the Classic POP services, Deluxe POP gives you the tools to take control over POP compliance.
Deluxe POP includes:
POP is an acronym for Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Typically, POP chemicals are halogenated organic compounds that massively originate from industrial activities and manufactured goods, such as electrical and electronic equipment as well as other types of products.
POPs tend to migrate and accumulate in the cold parts of the world, like the poles.
POP substances exhibit high lipid solubility, because of their brominated or chlorinated molecular structures.
Thus, POPs migrate into the body's lipids and are hardly destroyed. In other words, they bioaccumulate.
The main concern with the POP chemicals is that they may cause health and environmental issues by:
Since the Stockholm Convention of 2004, many jurisdictions and markets around the world have regulated several POP substances.
As a result, certain POP substances are prohibited or restricted in various countries, such as:
Examples of heavily restricted POP substances include:
Under the European Regulation 2019/1021, article 3, any POP substances listed in the Annex I are prohibited on their own, in mixtures or articles. However, some exemptions possibly apply, according to article 4 of that same POP regulation.
Selling products containing POP chemicals above the national permitted limits is prohibited and can jeopardize the image of your company.
For example, the European Commission maintains the Rapex website exposing products and companies failing to comply with POP, but also RoHS, REACH SVHC, and other regulations.
Non-compliant products are usually withdrawn from the EU market, and product recalls are common.
Want to know more about POP and how you can verify compliance? Contact Enviropass!