Published on: Thu 25 July 2019

POP, PBT, vPvB. Too many abbreviations?


Maybe so but if you deal with bringing consumer goods to the European market these should ring a bell. Like you got used to FOB, CIF, LC in other parts of your business.


These abbreviations relate to three groups of so-called persistent substances. Persistent means that they stay in the environment for a very long time. Become part of the food web and ultimo end up in .... you and me. This can lead to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive and immune dysfunction, and neurobehavioral and developmental disorders.