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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
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Lead in paint
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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 Sun Cho
Sun Cho

I am currently supporting the establishment of an online knowledge management system (KMS) for a GEF-funded "Financing Agrochemical Reduction and Management (FARM)" project which aims to tackle the reduction of using highly hazardous pesticides an

Read more about Eva Kumar
Eva Kumar
I investigate persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in environmental matrices and biota and monitor human exposure to POPs. The monitoring data provide us with valuable knowledge that is necessary for taking measures to reduce levels of these chemicals in environment.
Read more about Gonzalo Alberto Forero Buitrago
Gonzalo Alberto Forero Buitrago

By knowing statistics, it is feasible to develop an efficient management strategy to achieve the circular economy of e-waste, and therefore it is extremely important to work on the formalization of the value chain in order to know the statistics a

Read more about Lilian Corra
Lilian Corra
Lilian Corra
Contributing with the chemical negotiation processes since 20 years ago (Stockholm and Minamata Conventions as well as IFCS and SAICM negotiation process, 8 years in the SAICM Bureau representing the Health Sector) as well as with the implementation at the regional and country level. Teaching at post-degree level and contributing with research. Experience in development of decision making tools to improve capacity building at oriented to multistakeholder participation and evaluation of the Health and Environmental effects of chemicals as well to contribute to a better understanding of the health effects and cost of inaction and implement polices and strategies.
Read more about Zimasa Nhlapo
Zimasa Nhlapo
I'm part of the team responsible for lead in paint initiative under Chemicals and waste Economy - Operation Phakisa presidential programme.