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    OECD, Experts Discuss Access to Information on Chemical Safety

    OECD, Experts Discuss Access to Information on Chemical Safety

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    Quantitative Analysis of Selected Plastics in High-Commercial-Value Australian Seafood by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

    Quantitative Analysis of Selected Plastics in High-Commercial-Value Australian Seafood by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

    Microplastic contamination of the marine environment is widespread, but the extent to which the marine food web is contaminated is not yet known... Read More

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    WEF Paper Guides Trade Facilitation of More Circular Electronics Industry

    WEF Paper Guides Trade Facilitation of More Circular Electronics Industry

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    SAICM Brief Explores Costing Tools for Sound Chemicals Management

    SAICM Brief Explores Costing Tools for Sound Chemicals Management

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  • Article
    Dates Announced for International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2020

    Dates Announced for International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2020

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  • Policy document
    Lessons from the past to inform SAICM and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020

    Lessons from the past to inform SAICM and the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste Beyond 2020

    With the 2020 goal not achieved, it is hoped that some key lessons learned since 2006, as summarized in this policy brief, will help stakeholders as they deliberate and decide on the future arrangements of SAICM and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. Read More
  • Report
    What's in the Diaper

    What's in the Diaper

    Presence of Phthalates in Baby Diapers A study by Toxics Link Read More
  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Examples and case studies on strategies for identifying HHPs from different perspectives

    Examples and case studies on strategies for identifying HHPs from different perspectives

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on Examples and case studies on strategies for identifying HHPs from different perspectives, which took place on 16 September 2020.Dr Halshka GraczykDr Halshka Graczyk Read More
  • Article
    Prevention Week Pushes Global Phase Out of Lead Paint

    Prevention Week Pushes Global Phase Out of Lead Paint

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  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Gender and sound management of chemicals and waste: Gender and the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues

    Gender and sound management of chemicals and waste: Gender and the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a Community of Practice (CoP) on Chemicals and SDGs to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to addressing Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a summary of the discussion on Gender and sound management of chemicals and waste: Gender and the SAICM Emerging Policy Issues, which took place on 26 August 2020. Read More
  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Setting low limits for lead in paint – legal side

    Setting low limits for lead in paint – legal side

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint. This is a summary of the discussion on Setting low limits for lead in paint – legal side, which took place on 18 August 2020. Read More
  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Steps toward adoption of national lead paint laws

    Steps toward adoption of national lead paint laws

    Angela BandemehrThe Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint. This is a summary of the discussion on Steps toward adoption of national lead paint laws, which took place on 9 July 2020. Read More
  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Perspectives on addressing HHPs in the SAICM context

    Perspectives on addressing HHPs in the SAICM context

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on Perspectives on addressing HHPs in the SAICM context, which took place on 19 August 2020. Read More
  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Mapping the global landscape of HHP risk reduction work

    Mapping the global landscape of HHP risk reduction work

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs... Read More

  • Policy document
    Role of economic instruments for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    Role of economic instruments for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    “The vast majority of human health costs linked to chemicals production, consumption, and disposal are not borne by chemicals producers, nor... Read More

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    Community of Practice Discusses Adoption of Limits, Laws on Lead in Paint

    Community of Practice Discusses Adoption of Limits, Laws on Lead in Paint

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  • Factsheets and brochures
    Agroecology – a viable option to phase out highly hazardous pesticides in Ethiopia

    Agroecology – a viable option to phase out highly hazardous pesticides in Ethiopia

    Progressive ban of the use of highly hazardous pesticideshas been recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organisation since 2006 due to the confirmed adverse impacts they can cause. This short booklet reveals the level of HHPs use in Ethiopia; the human health, environmental and economic impacts of using HHPs; the availability of tested alternatives to HHPs; and it recommends the progressive phase out of HHPs from Ethiopia. Read More
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    Rotterdam Convention Committee Recommends Informed Consent Procedure for Trade in Two Chemicals

    Rotterdam Convention Committee Recommends Informed Consent Procedure for Trade in Two Chemicals

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  • Manuals and toolkits
    Brief guide to analytical methods for measuring lead in blood (Second edition)

    Brief guide to analytical methods for measuring lead in blood (Second edition)

    Lead is a toxic metal whose widespread use has caused extensive environmental contamination and health problems in many parts of the world.... Read More
  • Factsheets and brochures
    Gender mainstreaming in chemicals and waste policies

    Gender mainstreaming in chemicals and waste policies

    New Fact Sheet: Gender mainstreaming in chemicals and waste policies

    Gender equality is a core human rights and development issue, as... Read More

  • Article
    Working Group Pushes Forward on Guidelines for Plastics, POPs, Incineration

    Working Group Pushes Forward on Guidelines for Plastics, POPs, Incineration

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  • Article
    Community of Practice Addresses Links Between Gender and Chemicals

    Community of Practice Addresses Links Between Gender and Chemicals

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  • Article
    Global Observatory Tracks Lead Paint Legislation, Health-related SDG Targets

    Global Observatory Tracks Lead Paint Legislation, Health-related SDG Targets

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  • Infographic
    Infographics on Highly Hazardous Pesticides

    Infographics on Highly Hazardous Pesticides

    It's time to regulate Highly Hazardous Pesticides!

    It won’t compromise agriculture, but it will save lives.

    This document was... Read More

  • Policy document
    Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action - Policy brief

    Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action - Policy brief

    Lead has toxic effects on almost all body systems and is especially harmful for children and pregnant women. Lead paint is an avoidable source... Read More