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A collective letter from 20 civil society organizations and 20 academics from diferent universities in Mexico was delivered today to the Secretariats of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Health and Agriculture to support the proposal to build a Global Alliance for the Phase-Out of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) at the upcoming 4th International Conference on Chemicals Management. See more information and media coverage below:

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INTERNATIONAL INDIAN TREATY COUNCIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

   CONTACT:  Roberto Borrero, IITC Communications Coordinator, Roberto@treatycouncil.org

 

THE UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD FINDS VIOLATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IMPACTING INDIGENOUS CHILDREN IN RIO YAQUI SONORA MEXICO

Pesticide Action Network in Mexico (RAPAM), an IPEN member, organized a National Forum on Agroecological Alternatives to   Endosulfan with environment and agriculture government authorities, agricultural Universities and academics from November-20-21 in the University of Puebla (BUAP).

Con preocupación nos enteramos del interés que tienen el Ayuntamiento del municipio de Empalme y la empresa WestFab de México, de instalar una planta de gasificación para convertir la basura en energía: la falsa premisa de que esta es energía limpia y que no contamina.

International Day Against Pesticide Use

 

En el día internacional del no uso de plaguicidas y a un año del gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto se requiere un cambio de políticas para proteger a la población y el ambiente en el control de plagas y la producción de alimentos

 

Societal and Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Red Latinoamericana de Nanotecnología y Sociedad (ReLANS) produced a booklet on the societal and environmental implications of nanotechnology development in Latin America. Apart from a detailed discussion on the path of investment and development in the region, the booklet highlights the importance that nanotechnology development be guided by transparency, precautionary approaches, and the overall health of the worker and environment. This booklet is now available in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Childrens’ Neurotoxicity in communities exposed to cement and other industries in Apaxco-Atotonilco

Centro de Diagnostico y Alternativas para Afectados por Tóxicos (CEDAAT) conducted research and public awareness activities to help communities in their demands against pollution coming from the ECOLTEC plant (a waste facility that produced fuel for cement kilns) in Mexico. ECOLTEC declared in an Environmental Impact Assessment that they would produce Volatile Organic Compounds, and the standard for cement kilns includes a series of dangerous heavy metals.

Tóxicos en el Hogar 2 (Toxic Chemicals at Home)

To achieve the objectives of preventing health and environmental pollution related to chemicals found in products, promote safer alternatives, and generate a collaborative effort, Fronteras Comunes followed up the successful “Toxic Chemicals at Home” booklet with a second installation: “Toxic Chemicals at Home 2". The booklet is now being used in community workshops as a tool to promote awareness about heavy metals in products, hazardous pesticides, electronic waste, and other POPs.

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