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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 Peter Hurst
Peter Hurst

Peter Hurst is a specialist on a wide range of health, safety, pollution prevention and labour-related issues, especially pesticides and in global food supply chains, agriculture and agrofood industries.

Read more about Minu Hemmati
Minu Hemmati
Gender Mainstreaming: integrating gender in chemicals and waste management is key to such management being just and effective; recognizing gender aspects includes taking into account biological and social differences as well as realizing the transformational potential of gender responsiveness. Multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration is needed across the board to achieve the SDGs; it does not replace governmental and stakeholder responsibilities but it can strengthen and improve chemicals management, pooling expertise and ressources, fostering innovation, building stronger political will.
Read more about Debbie Muir
Debbie Muir
I work for a government department that uses pesticides to combat invasive alien species (plants and animals) using community members as our workforce thus creating jobs and protecting South Africa's biodiversity.
Read more about Adetonah Sounkoura
Adetonah Sounkoura
GAPROFFA research works on chemicals contributes to the capacity building through awareness-raising, training, advocacy and research at 3 levels: At the Micro level: Target groups are the actors most exposed to chemicals. They are farmers, craftsmen, transporters and all the tradesmen, including women and youth. The messages sensitize these target groups on the rational using of chemicals in their activities because most of them are illiterate. At the Meso level: The target groups are extension agents, research assistants, technicians and. The Training of Trainers (ToT) is organized to equip these agents to take over and reach many people. These trained