Overview of Current POPs Situation in Hong Kong
To assess the current POPs situation in Hong Kong, EPD compiled an inventory of POPs in Hong Kong. Existing data on the emission sources and environmental contamination levels of the 231 Convention POPs in Hong Kong from all available sources (including relevant government databases, local academia and open literature) were collated and summarised in the updated HKSARIP. Human exposure to these POPs through dietary intake and levels of POPs contamination in breast milk and human blood in Hong Kong were also featured.
The inventory is a scientific basis for assessing the environmental and human health impacts of POPs and supports the development of relevant action plans to reduce or eliminate POPs in Hong Kong.
1 The updated HKSARIP was compiled in accordance to CPG’s ratification to the amendments adopted in the fourth, fifth and sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention. Starting from 26 December 2016, the total number of ratified POPs in the Convention being effective in China increased to 23.