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Based on the mercury assessment, UNEP’s Governing Council concluded that there was sufficient evidence of significant global adverse impacts from mercury and its compounds to warrant further international action to reduce the risks to human health and the environment. Further scientific work has been conducted to update information on atmospheric emissions of mercury, as well as an assessment to identify populations at risk from exposure to mercury. See the Global Mercury Assessment, Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment; Sources Emissions and Transport and the Guidance for Identifying Populations at Risk from Mercury Exposure. UNEP’s Governing Council requested a review of scientific information on lead and cadmium focusing on long-range environmental transport, to guide future discussions of the Governing Council on global action in relation to these two heavy metals. See the draft final review of scientific information on lead and draft final review of scientific information on cadmium.

Further Scientific Resources from various scholars:

H. Fiedler (2007):
Global POPs Inventories
Organohalogen Compd. 69, 1 6
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H. Fiedler, A. Mangwiro, A. Hovemann, M. Moudachirou, F. Ahilihan, and C.S. Morakpai (2007)
Concentrations of Unintentional POPs in Soils and Ashes from Benin, Africa
Organohalogen Compd. 69, 311 314
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H. Fiedler (2007)
UNEP POPs Laboratory Databank
Organohalogen Compd. 69, 974 977
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J. de Boer, H. Leslie, S.P. van Leeuwen, J.W. Wegener, B. van Bavel, G. Lindström, and H. Fiedler (2007):
Results of Intercomparison Studies and training as Part of the UNEP Capacity Building Pilot Project for POPs Analysis under the Stockholm Convention
Organohalogen Compd. 69, 970 973
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B. van Bavel, G. Lindström J. de Boer, and H. Fiedler (2007)
Feasibility Training and Performance in Interlaboratory Comparison Studies within UNEP’s Assessment and Capacity Building Program for the Stockholm Convention on POPs in Developing Countries
Organohalogen Compd. 69, 1285 1288
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Heidelore Fiedler, Tom Harner, Roland Kallenborn, Michael S. McLachlan, Yasuyuki Shibata, Frank Wania, Peter Weiss, and Minghui Zhang (2008):
Global Monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Air – First Observations and Future Challenges
Organohalogen Compd. 70, 1395-1398
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J. de Boer, H. Leslie, S.P.J. van Leeuwen, J.-W. Wegener, B. van Bavel, G. Lindström, N. Lahoutifard, H. Fiedler (2008)
United Nations Environment Programme Capacity Building Pilot Project—Training and interlaboratory study on persistent organic pollutant analysis under the Stockholm Convention.
Analytical Chimica Acta 617, 208-215
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