Press release:(Rome) The U.S. government is opposing international efforts to halt the global use of a toxic chemical, pentachlorophenol (PCP), used in the U.S. on wood utility poles, at the same time as a bipartisan group of New York state lawmakers are seeking a state ban, and a lawsuit, filed by a group of Long Island residents, charges that hundreds of new PCP-treated utility poles are causing serious injury to health and property values. This month, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services added PCP to its carcinogen list, saying that PCP is “reasonably anticipated to cause cancer”.
On behalf of the Nigeria-Africa Stockpiles Programme Implementation Network (NASPIN), IPEN Participating Organization Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) developed baseline data and a scenario through a literature review for the study of POPs in Lagos lagoon. At a one-day project dissemination workshop held by NASPIN, National Coordinator of the network and Executive Director of SRADev, Mr.