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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 Joseph Ekwo
Joseph Ekwo

My work involves, although not limited to: the formulation of policies and guidelines; implementation of principles, like the polluter pay principle and extended producer's responsibility, with regard to chemicals.

Read more about Michael Musenga
Michael Musenga

I advocate for development of legislation to phase out hazardous chemicals and as well as conduct educational awareness raising in the communities which will create an opt unity for a healtier world.

Read more about Bai Bittaye
Bai Bittaye
I work as a regulator of chemicals and pesticides. My work involves enforcement of chemical legislations and coming up with programs geared toward the reduction of the risks associated with the use of chemicals.
Read more about Jeiel Guarino
Jeiel Guarino
I work with IPEN partner organisations (POs) in many countries with the aim of eliminating lead in paint--from undertaking national paint studies to the multi-stakeholder approach on getting legally-binding regulations in place. With the help of IPEN POs, we reach out to governments to let them know about the problem of lead in paint, inform them about the global initiatives to eliminate lead in paint through the Lead Paint Alliance, and encourage them to establish laws and regulations to control the manufacture, sale, and use of lead paint. We also reach out to paint industry associations and individual paint manufacturers