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 Centre de Recherche et d’Education Pour le Développement

Research and Education Centre for Development  

B.P : 2970 Yaoundé / Tel: (00237) 242825094  

Déclaration d’Association No 000408/RDA/J06/BAPP

Email: crepdcentre@yahoo.com, Site web: www. crepdcameroun.org

Les concentrations de plomb dans les aliments préparés dans des marmites en aluminium (localement appelées macocotes) échantillonnées au Cameroun dépassent les limites établies dans les lignes directrices des Etats-Unis pour l’ingestion du plomb d’après une nouvelle étude publiée ce mois d’août.

SAN FRANCISCO and Yaoundé – Lead levels in foods prepared in aluminum pots from Cameroon exceed U.S. guidelines for lead consumption according to a new study published this month. A typical serving contains almost 200 times more lead than California’s Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 0.5 micrograms per day.

 

On the occasion of the celebration of World Consumer Day on 15 March 2014, the largest consumer association in Cameroon (Cameroon League of Consumers- LCC) held an event in Yaoundé on 14 March, 2014. The event brought together regulators, the private sector, government representatives and NGOs to interact and exchange views on consumers' rights in Cameroon.

Contributing to training in IPM and safe occupational practices in support of improved implementation of the Code

A 3-day workshop was organized by Cameroon Pesticide Action Network to raise awareness about the FAO Code of conduct on the production, distribution and use of pesticides. Topics included a general background on pesticides, dangers of pesticide use on humans and the environment, pesticides registration in Cameroon, alternatives, the IPM concept and its implementation in Cameroon, etc. Civil society, Farmers' Associations, pesticides importers and distributors and government representatives attended.

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