Great Lakes Binational Strategy for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

Photo: Great Lakes Salmon. Credit: Brandon Gerig, University of Notre Dame Stream Ecology Lab.

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement commits Canada and the United States to prepare and issue Binational Strategies to reduce the release and impact of Chemicals of Mutual Concern. The Great Lakes Binational Strategy for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) Risk Management will be used as guidance by the Governments of Canada and the United States with their partners to identify, prioritize, and implement actions to reduce PBDEs in the Great Lakes region. This PBDE strategy covers a list of 20 management options to address threats to the Great Lakes by reducing PBDE releases.

*Great Lakes Binational Strategy for PBDEs Risk Management (PDF 1.3 MB)

More information on the Chemicals of Mutual Concern can be found at https://binational.net/2016/05/31/cmcdesig-pcpmdesig/.