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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 Olga Speranskaya
Olga Speranskaya
I have a PhD in Physics and more than 30 years of experience in research and project management in academic and not-for-profit environment, and a strong experience in consulting on environmental health issues. I work with diverse group of stakeholders and individuals on strategic planning and organizational design to strengthen their participation in decision making on chemical safety and environmental health. I organized and manage efficiently information, data, and contract compliance for more than 70 projects in developing countries and countries with economies in transition working on a variety of issues related to sound chemicals and waste management and associated
Read more about Joseph Denougbeto
Joseph Denougbeto
I asked our Benin government about the Lead Paint regulation, the Mercury regulation, the Special POPs regulation and Marine Litters regulation. The government is working already for the Lead paint regulation, for the Mercury regulation and for the Special POPs regulation. The Mercury regulation and the Special POPs regulation are already budgeted and if there was not COVID-19 pandemic there would have a substantial progress for those regulations. I organized campaigns for sensitizing students in schools about climate change, lead paint and mercury. I sensitized building painters about lead paint and I made paint companies aware of the reduction of
Read more about Luz Angela Luna Castillo
Luz Angela Luna Castillo
Contributes to the identification of strategies and opportunities focused on circular economy in the electronic sector, in order to strengthen cooperation synergies between Latin American countries that promote interactions between actors in the value chain and government entities, with the aim of reducing the negative impacts that are generated, from the extraction of materials to the inappropriate disposal of wastes that have potential for use, in addition to the proper handling of hazardous chemical substances.
Read more about Marijana Todorovic
Marijana Todorovic
How does your work on chemicals contribute to a healthier environment? Trained as a political scientist, my work focusses on supporting UNEP and its stakeholders to further develop the strategic approach to international chemicals management (SAICM) to protect human health and the environment and work towards a chemical safe future for all
Read more about Leslie Adogame
Leslie Adogame
The organisation work on chemicals over the years has been tremendously useful to both national government policy issues and industry's processes towards environment. As the NGO SAICM focal point on chemicals and waste, our studies in lead in paint formed the basis for the current 90ppm mandatory standard in place as well as the ongoing regulation by the appropriate agency. Our past case studies on mercury added products and its associated advocacy work assisted the Nigerian government in the ratification and the current implementation of the minamata convention. The organisation's strong national campaign, studies and advocacy has been the main