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    Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action - Policy brief

    Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action - Policy brief

    Lead has toxic effects on almost all body systems and is especially harmful for children and pregnant women. Lead paint is an avoidable source... Read More

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    Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action - Technical brief

    Global elimination of lead paint: why and how countries should take action - Technical brief

    This document has been developed for officials in government who have a role in regulating lead paint, to provide them with concise technical... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Market Analysis of the paint industry in Colombia (Draft / Spanish only)

    Market Analysis of the paint industry in Colombia (Draft / Spanish only)

    Las pinturas se han convertido en parte esencial del estilo de vida de la sociedad moderna, el color de ellas es apetecido por sus funciones... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Process Considerations for Drafting Lead Paint Laws

    Process Considerations for Drafting Lead Paint Laws

    In response to questions received by the Read More

  • Policy document
    Plastics and Chemicals of Concern In Consumer Products

    Plastics and Chemicals of Concern In Consumer Products

    Plastics are used across the economy and in diverse downstream sectors such as packaging, construction, transportation, healthcare, textiles,... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Lead Paint Factsheet

    Lead Paint Factsheet

    This factsheet presents the work of UNEP and the Lead Paint Alliance. The document also highlights its impacts and the SAICM GEF project Lead in... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Brief guide to analytical methods for measuring lead in paint (Second edition)

    Brief guide to analytical methods for measuring lead in paint (Second edition)

    Lead is a toxic metal whose widespread use has caused extensive environmental contamination and health problems in many parts of the world.... Read More

  • Newsletter
    UNEP Science Alerts - March 2019

    UNEP Science Alerts - March 2019

    UNEP's newsletter from March 2020 on scientific articles, research and knowledge on selected topics. Read More
  • Policy document
    Chemicals of Concern in electronics: List of Lists and Regulatory Frameworks

    Chemicals of Concern in electronics: List of Lists and Regulatory Frameworks

    Chemicals in products and hazardous substances within the life cycle of electrical and electronic products have been longstanding emerging... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Introduction to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

    Introduction to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

    A guide for public interest organisations and policy-makers

    To raise global awareness about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) the... Read More

  • Policy document
    International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

    International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

    The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management  is the framework on pesticide management for all public and private entities... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Guidance to Provide Footprint Information on Sustainable Alternatives

    Guidance to Provide Footprint Information on Sustainable Alternatives

    As there is an increase in communication of concrete recommendations for better solutions and alternatives to build a better economy that... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Chemicals and Waste Management Programme Factsheet

    Chemicals and Waste Management Programme Factsheet

    Factsheet with background information on the Chemicals and Waste Management Programme (Special Programme), including objectives, impact and... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Factsheet of The Quick Start Programme: 13 years of advancing sound chemicals management

    Factsheet of The Quick Start Programme: 13 years of advancing sound chemicals management

    The Quick Start Programme: 13 years of advancing sound chemicals management. Established in 2006 by the first International Conference on... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    Suggested Steps for Establishing a Lead Paint Law

    Suggested Steps for Establishing a Lead Paint Law

    This fact sheet outlines steps that have been helpful in countries that have adopted lead paint laws. The steps are not necessarily sequential... Read More

  • Policy document
    Model Law and Guidance for Regulating Lead Paint

    Model Law and Guidance for Regulating Lead Paint

    UN Environment, in cooperation with World Health Organization, United States Environment Protection Agency and other partners, has developed a... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Draft Technical Guidelines on Paint Reformulation

    Draft Technical Guidelines on Paint Reformulation

    These Technical Guidelines are developed to help address both capacity constraints and technical barriers to the substitution of lead compounds... Read More

  • Policy document
    Gender and the sound management of chemicals and waste

    Gender and the sound management of chemicals and waste

    “Gender mainstreaming” is defined as a strategy for making both men and women’s concerns and experiences an integral part of policies and... Read More

  • Policy document
    Understanding chemicals in products: SAICM Policy Brief

    Understanding chemicals in products: SAICM Policy Brief

    The transparency of information about chemicals in global supply chains has been an emerging policy issue for the Strategic Approach to... Read More

  • Policy document
    Gender and the sound management of chemicals and waste:  Prepared for the SAICM intersessional process beyond 2020

    Gender and the sound management of chemicals and waste: Prepared for the SAICM intersessional process beyond 2020

    A request was made at the first intersessional meeting for information on the relationship between women and chemical safety as it relates to... Read More

  • Policy document
    Challenges for a Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Policy: The Need for Transformation in the Global Context

    Challenges for a Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Policy: The Need for Transformation in the Global Context

    Over the past few years the use of natural resources and the production of chemicals have increased dramatically – and a further increase is... Read More

  • Manuals and toolkits
    Eco-innovation manual: Chemicals supplement

    Eco-innovation manual: Chemicals supplement

    Chemicals sector-specific information supplementing the manual when working with companies in this sector.

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  • Factsheets and brochures
    Lead poisoning and health

    Lead poisoning and health

    This factsheet compiles the latest information on the effects of lead on human health. It is presented in the 6 UN languages.

    The... Read More

  • Newsletter
    Lead Paint Alliance Newsletter

    Lead Paint Alliance Newsletter

    The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint is working to achieve the phase-out of the manufacture, sale and import of paints containing lead... Read More

  • Factsheets and brochures
    SAICM Factsheet

    SAICM Factsheet

    The Challenge

    The Strategic Approach To International Chemicals Management (SAICM) mandate expires in 2020, long before... Read More