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    UN Special Rapporteur Emphasizes Right to Science in Managing Toxics

    UN Special Rapporteur Emphasizes Right to Science in Managing Toxics

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    UNEP Compares Options for Science-Policy Interface on Chemicals and Waste

    UNEP Compares Options for Science-Policy Interface on Chemicals and Waste

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    UNEP Assesses Eight Issues of Concern for Chemicals and Waste Management

    UNEP Assesses Eight Issues of Concern for Chemicals and Waste Management

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  • Factsheets and brochures
    Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

    Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

    As one of the first companies to completely end the production, and supply, of lead-based pigments in the mid-1980’s (Hoechst AG – now Clariant), Clariant supported the Global Alliance to eliminate lead paint and, through regulatory and legal measures, accelerate progress towards its global phase out. Read More
  • Project document
    National Baseline Survey of Paint Market in Peru

    National Baseline Survey of Paint Market in Peru

    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have established the joint initiative Global Alliance to... Read More

  • Project document
    Baseline Information for the Lead Paint Country Situation in Nigeria

    Baseline Information for the Lead Paint Country Situation in Nigeria

    Lead in Nigerian paints is another route of lead into the environment and exposure can be caused as a result of inhalation or ingestion... Read More

  • Project document
    Market Analysis of the paint industry in Indonesia (English / Bahasa)

    Market Analysis of the paint industry in Indonesia (English / Bahasa)

    Elimination of Lead in Paint in Indonesia - Baseline Information - Indonesia’s paint market

    Indonesia holds the first position as the... Read More

  • Project document
    Baseline paint market study in Ecuador (English / Spanish)

    Baseline paint market study in Ecuador (English / Spanish)

    The World Health Organization (WHO) with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has launched the initiative called "Global Alliance to... Read More

  • Project document
    Market Analysis of the Coating Industry in China

    Market Analysis of the Coating Industry in China

    China is a major producer of paints which supplies a considerable share of paints in the world. Key paint production hot spots were identified... Read More

  • Report
    Mapping of Global Plastics Value Chain and Plastics Losses to the Environment: With a Particular Focus on Marine Environment

    Mapping of Global Plastics Value Chain and Plastics Losses to the Environment: With a Particular Focus on Marine Environment

    This report provides a comprehensive global mapping of plastic losses to the environment throughout the plastic value chain using 2015 as the reference year. This mapping covers plastic production and processing, use of plastics or plastic containing products, and disposal of the products. It differentiates 23 types of plastics and 13 plastic applications, including division between macro- and micro-plastics (including microbeads and microfibers). Read More
  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward

    Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to foster discussions, exchange of best practices, and recommendations to address HHPs amongst relevant stakeholders. This is a summary of the discussion on Overview of the HHP Global Action Plan and way forward, which took place on 21 October 2020.Dr Baogen Gu Read More
  • Academic article
    Antimicrobial pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment - occurrence and environmental implications

    Antimicrobial pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment - occurrence and environmental implications

    The goal of this review paper is to discuss the occurrence and abundance of antimicrobial pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment in context of adverse effects caused directly by these substances and the threat associated with the antibiotics resistance phenomenon. Read More
  • Academic article
    Alternative societal solutions to pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment

    Alternative societal solutions to pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment

    This work constitutes a systemic view on all stages of the pharmaceutical lifecycle, comprehensively synthesizing options and measures along the entire lifecycle into societal solutions that are framed as transition pathways. Deriving societal solutions from key actor’s perspectives is innovative and provides insights to reflect on choices societies are going to have to make regarding pharmaceuticals in the environment. Read More
  • Academic article
    Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the aquatic environment: implications for the drinking water industry and global environmental health

    Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the aquatic environment: implications for the drinking water industry and global environmental health

    This paper reviews the current knowledge on the sources, properties, occurrence and health impacts of EDCs and PPCPs, and their removal from drinking water using ozonation and ozone/hydrogen peroxide-based advanced oxidation. The paper also examines the potential threats posed by these chemicals to drinking water and public health. While these compounds are known to have adverse effects on ecosystem health, notably in the fish population. Read More
  • Academic article
    Occurrence, Treatment, and Toxicological Relevance of EDCs and Pharmaceuticals in Water

    Occurrence, Treatment, and Toxicological Relevance of EDCs and Pharmaceuticals in Water

    Over the past decade a great amount of interest has arisen regarding the occurrence and fate of trace organic contaminants in the aquatic... Read More
  • Report
    The impacts of endocrine disrupters on wildlife, people and their environments

    The impacts of endocrine disrupters on wildlife, people and their environments

    Rates of endocrine diseases and disorders, such as some reproductive and developmental harm in human populations, have changed in line with the growth of the chemical industry, leading to concerns that these factors may be linked. For example, the current status of semen quality in the few European countries where studies have been systematically conducted, is very poor: fertility in approximately 40 % of men is impaired. There is also evidence of reproductive and developmental harm linked to impairments in endocrine function in a number of wildlife species, particularly in environments that are contaminated by cocktails of chemicals that are in everyday use. Read More
  • Report
    State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - 2012

    State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - 2012

    This document done by a group of experts for the United Nations Environment Programme and World Health Organization provides the global status of scientific knowledge on exposure to and effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Read More
  • Report
    Pharmaceuticals in drinking-water

    Pharmaceuticals in drinking-water

    This WHO technical report focuses on reviewing the risks to human health associated with exposure to trace concentrations of pharmaceuticals in drinking-water. This report also asseses treatment technologies for removal of pharmaceuticals from drinking-water and emphasizes the need for preventive measures, such as take-back programmes, regulations, public guidance and consumer education to encourage the proper disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals and minimize the introduction of pharmaceuticals into the environment.  Read More
  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination

    Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are launching a new Community of Practice (CoP) on Lead in Paint to bring representatives from different sectors together and to create a learning network around issues related to the elimination of Lead Paint. This is a summary of the discussion on Awareness raising materials for lead in paint elimination, which took place on 23 September 2020.Sara BroschéSara Brosché Read More
  • Report
    Used Vehicles and the Environment

    Used Vehicles and the Environment

    Used Vehicles and the Environment - A Global Overview of Used Light Duty Vehicles: Flow, Scale and Regulation

    Millions... Read More

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Brainstorming implementation of gender mainstreaming into national policies for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    Brainstorming implementation of gender mainstreaming into national policies for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have launched a ... Read More

  • Community of practice summary of discussions
    Mapping session of Chemicals in Products Globally

    Mapping session of Chemicals in Products Globally

    The SAICM Secretariat, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, established a community of practice on Chemicals in Products to bring... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Replacing Chemicals with Biology: Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology

    Replacing Chemicals with Biology: Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology

    The purpose of this publication is to provide information drawn from all regions to assist countries in replacing HHPs with ecosystem-based approaches to pest1 and crop management – replacing chemicals with biology. It draws together previously published and new material in a form that is accessible for policy- and decision-makers at the national and international level, as well as providing practical guidance at the farm and farm-support level. It also points out that use, and phasing out, of HHPs must be seen in the context not only of human health and environmental impacts and costs, but also in the context of food security, poverty reduction, and climate change. Read More
  • Manuals and toolkits
    Guidance on organizing an advocacy or awareness-raising campaign on lead paint

    Guidance on organizing an advocacy or awareness-raising campaign on lead paint

    The guidance provides direction and tools to support advocacy or awareness-raising activities to build momentum in countries toward the development, adoption and implementation of legally binding measures on lead paint. It contains key messages, strategies to identify your target audience and links to available materials. The document builds on the experience of the Lead Paint Alliance in its annual International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week campaign. Read More
  • E-learning
    Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter

    Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter

    UN Environment Programme and Open Universiteit have created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter as a key activity of the Read More