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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 Mariella Noto
Mariella Noto
As Senior Implementation Manager I am leading ZDHC Academy and managing the evolution of the educational platform. Driving capacity building worldwide and ZDHC implementation projects across the Benelux and Africa.
Read more about Mahamat Abdelkerim Abbas
Mahamat Abdelkerim Abbas
Our work research on chemicals contribute to a healthier environment, according the knowledge we learn from you,communication, mobilization, globalization our community benefits from this opportunity, on chemicals we need a training to help us,how t
Read more about Muhammad Farooq
Muhammad Farooq
It is submitted that in order to highlight the issue of electronic waste (e-waste), its hazardous effects on health & environment as well as loss of precious resources and awareness for the general public about this growing challenge in the field
Read more about Manuelle Miller
Manuelle Miller

I work to support smallholder farmers around the world to mitigate the risks they face with poor practices in use of both pesticides in agriculture production and veterinary drugs in animal production.

Read more about Kristin Schafer
Kristin Schafer
We promote policies and practices that reduce reliance on hazardous pesticides. We also conduct grassroots science and advocacy with communities directly harmed by industrial agriculture, including community-scale farmers, farmworkers, rural families and Indigenous communities.