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A Toxics-Free Future



In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on February 6, 2006, IPEN declared its commitment via the "Dubai Declaration" to work toward a Toxics-Free Future; one in which all chemicals are produced and used in ways that eliminate significant adverse effects on human health and the environment, and where persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and chemicals of equivalent concern no longer pollute our local and global environments, and no longer contaminate our communities, our food, our bodies, or the bodies of our children and future generations.

On May 22, 2001, IPEN Participating Organizations agreed, in conjunction with the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), upon a "Stockholm Declaration." A non-profit, non-governmental organization may join IPEN by endorsing the Stockholm Declaration, as well as IPEN's Dubai Declaration for a Toxics-Free Future and Minamata Declaration on Toxic Metals.