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UN Chemicals Conference Ends on Positive Note UN Chemicals Conference Ends on Positive Note
18/ 05/ 2009
The second International Conference on Chemicals Management has ended with significant progress in several key areas and greater clarity on its priorities for future work.
Safer Chemicals Management Moves Closer Safer Chemicals Management Moves Closer
15/ 05/ 2009
The world has taken significant steps this week towards ensuring that chemicals are produced, used and disposed of as safely as possible.
WHO Warns of Growing Chemical Risks to Developing World WHO Warns of Growing Chemical Risks to Developing World
13/ 05/ 2009
The World Health Organisation says the growing dangers posed by chemical use in developing countries are putting worsening strain on health professionals.
Scientists 'should explain how chemicals affect our lives' Scientists 'should explain how chemicals affect our lives'
11/ 05/ 2009
A United Nations conference on how to manage the use of everyday chemicals has heard a call for scientists to tell politicians and the public more about the chemical risks they face.
Governments unite to step-up reduction on global DDT reliance and add nine new chemicals under international treaty Governments unite to step-up reduction on global DDT reliance and add nine new chemicals under international treaty
09/ 05/ 2009
Nine persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were listed today under the Stockholm Convention. Over 160 Governments have just concluded a one-week conference with practical decisions that will strengthen a global effort to eradicate some of the most toxic chemicals known to humankind.
Spiez Laboratory Spiez Laboratory
07/ 05/ 2009
Spiez Laboratory is the Swiss institute for protection against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) threats and hazards.
A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World
06/ 05/ 2009
Countries move toward more sustainable ways to roll back malaria ahead of Millennium Development Goals
Geneva hosts Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants from 4 to 8 May Geneva hosts Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants from 4 to 8 May
30/ 04/ 2009
Ministers and officials from 150 governments are meeting this week to advance global efforts to rid the world of some of the most hazardous chemicals produced by humankind.
Historic Treaty to Tackle Toxic Heavy Metal Mercury Gets Green Light Historic Treaty to Tackle Toxic Heavy Metal Mercury Gets Green Light
20/ 02/ 2009
A global crackdown on the poisonous pollutant mercury was agreed by environment ministers at the end of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Governing Council.

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