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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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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 Anibal Maury
Anibal Maury

Thanks to my international and national education and professional experience, I have acquired a high level of competence on teaching, researching, and transferring knowledge towards the sustainable construction.

Read more about Alejandra Fernandez
Alejandra Fernandez
Specialist consultant in handling chemical products and hazardous waste, with experience in projects related to international convention (Stockholm Convention, Minamata Convention), as well as cleaner production programs and safe handling of chemical products and waste in private companies. She worked for the non-profit organization Health Care without Harm as project manager in Latin America, organizing workshops and projects to eliminate mercury, hazardous waste, sustainble procurement, and environmental management in hospitals and other health facilities in Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama and Guatemala.
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.
Read more about Tanya Pronina
Tanya Pronina

My activities envisaged the involvement in a sound management of chemicals at the national level. My professional interests are dedicated to health and environment.