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Communication from the Commission to the Council concerning the object evaluation of the risks to human health from pollution by some persistent organo-chlorine compounds. COM (76) 312 final, 24 June 1976

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untitled COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES COM (76) 312 final Brussels, 24 June 1976 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL concerning the objective evaluation of the risks to human health from pollution by some persistent organo-chlorine compounds General 1. In the Programme of Act . .ion on the Envi.ronme.nt;* (P<~.rL II, Titl<? I, Chapter 1) organa--halogen compounds are considered as Li.rst cc:.te- gory pollutants for prio:rity investiqat.ion. 2. 3. The Commission is required to submit to the Council the n:su l. t!'; of its work on tl1e objective evaluation of the risks to human and to the envi.ronment. from pollut.ion by the organo-haloqen compounds. This communication covers the various aspcct.r; outlined a0cl con" tained in the above mentioned of the Act:Lon Proqranme. It seeks to establish' consequcncE~s t.o public l1ea.lth of the u,;,c; of these compounds and therefore does not deal w.i. th t:lle consequel!ce::; to the environment nor wi.tJ-1 the legif>lative procedure"' already taken or in the course of being considered by the Counc U. of I'lii nis ters. The Commission was asked to undertake as qu as l)Oss:Lblc t:Ju:: following tasks: compilation of as complf'tJ,, a biblioc;raphy as possible on t.h•~ effects of the pollutants under consideration a;1(:J a cr:tt1ca.L analysis of t.his information; determination of criteria for certain lutant.s; standardization or harmonization of the measu.ring mQtlJods and instruments, so as to render the: .results of pollu1:ion n.easure·- ments in the Community comparable. After an initial evaluation of the to: lems involved ic. w::c::; dec.i.ded limit the studies to the most significant organo--chlorine compounds for which suffic:i.ent data is available deal with ecological criteria separately, study thf~ ot.her orq~::-tno·-··halogen compounds as and when s

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