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.
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.
Inventories of unintentional POPs (U-POPs) in Latin America: a comparative study.
Mexican Isthmus: generation of and contamination by Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
Global week of action on POPs in Mexico.
Egg sampling for by-product POPs in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.
Identification of POPs pollution sources using a participatory approach in Eastern Morelos, Mexico.
Citizen's Guide to the Stockholm Convention.
Translation: Dirty Dozen magazine.
POPs public awareness campaign in Mexico.