This is the third part of a three-part series explaining the technicalities of product toxicity labelling that will explain how to interpret product Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and product warning labels.

This instalment considers the classification of chemicals and conventions to limit the use of some of the most persistent toxic substances. Chemicals in the ‘Persistent Organic Pollutants’ (POPs) category are banned internationally under the Stockholm Convention, with highly hazardous pesticides and industrial chemicals being banned under Annexure III of the…