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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'
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
United States Proposes Decision on Mercury at 25 GC/GMEF
16/ 02/ 2009
Thank you Mr. Chairman, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to express the views of the United States on this important issue, and I encourage other delegates to take this opportunity in the plenary to express their own views so we can carefully gauge the progress we may be able to make at this meeting prior to breaking into a contact group.
Golden Opportunity to Deal With Poisonous Quicksilver Pollution
15/ 02/ 2009
This month the world's environment ministers meeting in Nairobi, Kenya can take a landmark decision to lift a global health threat from the lives of literally hundreds of millions of people.
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