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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 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 Valerie Daniela Murcia Rojas
Valerie Daniela Murcia Rojas

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has great potential for use and generation, taking into account the technological progress of recent decades, but also the implementation of concepts such as obsolescence.

Read more about Branko Dunjic
Branko Dunjic
I have PhD in chemical engineering, with specialization on polymeric materials. I worked at the University of Belgrade as assistant professor, teaching polymer chemistry, and then joined industry where I worked as R&D manager, then as a manager of one production unit.Since 2007 I am managing Cleaner Production Centre in Serbia, established in the frame of a UNIDO-sponsored project.My main areas of expertise are:process optimization,polymer design, synthesis and characterization,resource efficiency and cleaner production,green &sustainable chemistrychemical leasing.I work on number of projects sponsored by UNIDO, Serbian Ministry of Science and Education, International Finance Corporation, UNEP and others.I published over 40 scientific
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  • Carrying out research on diverse chemical exposure and related health effects to influence policy
  • Conducting programs geared towards reduction in chemical exposure including phasing out lead in paints since 2013
  • Conducting