The unique risks posed by PBTSs were first acknowledged by the governments of the United States and Canada in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (1978), which stated: "The discharge of any or all persistent toxic substances (should) be virtually eliminated" (International Joint Commission United States and Canada, 1989).
What does PTS stand for?
PTS stands for Persistent Toxic Substances (environment)
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We have 476 other meanings of PTS in our Acronym Attic
- Perfect Trinomial Square (mathematics)
- Performance Technical Specifications (construction)
- Performance Technology Solutions
- Performance Training Series (banking)
- Perguruan Tinggi Swasta (Indonesian private university)
- Periodic Technical Survey
- Permanent Threshold Shift
- Permission to Ship
- Permission to Sue
- Permit Tracking System
- Personal Track Safety (railway)
- Personal Trainer Specialist
- Personal Training and Simulation (Magpul)
- Personnel Tracking System
- Pesticide Treated Sphere
- PETRONAS (Petroliam Nasional) Technical Standard (oil industry; Malaysia)
- Philatelic Traders Society (England)
- Phoenix Tech Solutions
- Phone to Show (real estate)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Many chemicals are persistent toxic substances that bioaccumulate and biomagnify and are thus expected to be detectable in the human population.
Canada Binational Toxics Strategy for the Virtual Elimination of Persistent Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes Basin was signed by EPA Administrator Carol Browner and Canadian Minister of Environment Sergio Marchi.
This reflects the decline of persistent toxic substances throughout the lakes and the reduction of nutrients.
Some of the persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes being studied by researchers are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, alkylated lead, mirex, and methylmercury.
Human health concerns from eating contaminated Great Lakes fish, cleanup of contaminated sediment, air deposition of persistent toxic substances, urban land use, and monitoring and information needs are cited as major concerns in the new report.
Identify the persistent toxic substances that have a measured impact in the Great Lakes region; 2.
Hanna, opening the Automotive Supplier Pollution Prevention Forum hosted by his association, cited major steps taken by Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in a voluntary pollution prevention program aimed at reducing releases of persistent toxic substances into the Great Lakes Basin.