Implementation of the HELCOM Objective with Regard to Hazardous Substances, Final project report (2002)
Guidance Document on Mercury and Mercury Compounds, presented by Poland (October 2002)
Guidance Document on Short-chained Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCP), presented by Sweden (June 2002)
Guidance Document on Nonylphenol/Nonylphenolethoxylates (NP/NPEs), presented by Sweden (June 2002)
Guidance Document on Dioxins, presented by Finland (June 2002)
Guidance Document on Cadmium and its Compounds, presented by Denmark (June 2002)
The pesticides selected for immediate priority action. A compilation and evaluation of the information given by the Contracting Parties with the focus on use and legislation (October 2001).
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB). A compilation of information, derived from HELCOM Recommendations, EU-Directives, UN-ECE-LRTAP, UNEP and OSPAR, and analysis of appropriate measures aiming at safe handling and reduction of releases of PCB from PCB-containing equipment in use (May 2001).
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). A compilation and evaluation of the information given by the Contracting Parties with the focus on legislative situation, current uses, stockpiles and releases. Working Document. Update: July 2001.
Mercury. A compilation and evaluation of the information given by the Contracting Parties with the focus on legislative situation, current uses, stockpiles and releases. Working Document. Update: October 2001.
The Implementation of the 1988 Ministerial Declaration on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area with regard to Hazardous Substances. A final overall conclusion including the new goals.
The specific conditions in the Baltic Sea region to be taken into account when selecting priority hazardous substances for priority action. Submitted by Finland and WWF (March 2001).
Invest in less hazardous products (June 2002); a guideline for industrial users of chemicals.
BSEP 93 The Fourth Baltic Sea Pollution Load Compilation (PLC-4) (2004)
BSEP 89 The review of more specific targets to reach the goal set up in the 1988/1998 Ministerial Declarations regarding nutrients(2003)
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Mass flow analysis of mercury 2001. Report by Denmark.
Baltic Sea Hazardous Substances Management: Results and Challenges. (Ambio Vol. 33 No.3, May 2004)
Hazardous Substances and the Helsinki and Barcelona Conventions: Origins, Results and Future Challenges published by H. Selin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and S. D. VanDeveer (University of New Hampshire), 2002.
Also see the HELCOM Indicator Fact Sheets with the latest information about pollution loads and the state of the Baltic Sea marine environment.
Last updated: 8 August 2008