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Emerging Policy Issues

Chemicals in products
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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
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Hazardous chemicals in electronics
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Highly Hazardous Pesticides
read moreabout Highly Hazardous Pesticides
Lead in paint
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read moreabout Nanotechnology
Perfluorinated Chemicals
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Pharmaceutical pollutants
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Policy brief

A review of PFAS as a Chemical Class in the Textiles Sector

For over a decade, under both SAICM and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the class of chemicals known as PFAS is gaining increasing international attention.

Policy Document

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

Lead has toxic effects on almost all body systems and is especially harmful for children and pregnant women. Lead paint is an avoidable source of exposure to lead.


Women, Chemicals and the SDGs

Gender Review Mapping with a Focus on Women and Chemicals: Impact of Emerging Policy Issues and the Relevance for the Sustainable Development Goals

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People working for a healthier environment

Read more about Tim Bainbridge
Tim Bainbridge

Currently designing projects for UNEP to reduce POPs and HHPs used in agriculture. Reducing the access and use of the most toxic pesticides will reduce environmental damage and negative public health impacts.

Read more about Lilian Corra
Lilian Corra
Lilian Corra
By developing and implementing technical advice, capacity building, decision making tools and others based in my professional experience on chemical safety and environmental health.
Read more about Ela Mesinovic
Ela Mesinovic
Ela Mesinovic

At UNEP, specifically GGKP, we are currently developing a project on agrochemicals. In addition, I have gathered relevant information while working on this project and doing research.

Read more about Mark Davis
Mark Davis
With over 30 years experience on policy and practice related to pesticide regulation, management, use disposal and remediation, I support diverse programmes aiming to eliminate risks from pesticides, reduce pesticide use, promote sustainable agricultural practices and strengthen pesticide regulation and management.