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A Toxics-Free Future


Fact Sheet

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and IPEN

September 2010

This document provides a brief overview of endosulfan, its global use, and its alternatives.

March, 2010

This document, with background information on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, was distributed at the Latin America and Caribbean regional workshop on nanomaterials held in Kingston, Jamaica, March 7th, 2010. The workshop, organized by UNITAR and the OECD, was part of the Strategic Approach for International Chemical Management (SAICM) intersessional activities.

Open System Uses of PCB: “Blowing in the Wind"

April 2009

This document from IPEN's Dioxin, PCBs and Waste Working Group provides background information and analysis of the effects of wind on the distributions of PCBs released from sources exposed to the air.

Pat Costner, IPEN Science Advisor

March 2009

This document from IPEN's Dioxin Working Group provides a briefing on the Dioxin Toolkit as of its writing, including background and the updates provided by expert working groups.

This brochure from IPEN's Community Monitoring Working Group describes how health professionals can be work to learn about and inform patients about chemical exposures that have negative health effects.

Thsi document from IPEN's Community Monitoring Working Group provides a definition of biomonitoring and discusses uses, actions, and ethical issues related to biomonitoring for toxic chemicals.

This brochure from IPEN's Community Monitoring Working Group describes how the community can inexpensively monitor the air, water, soil, plants and wildlife for toxic chemicals in their surroundings, and how this monitoring can be used among public interest groups to lobby governments and decision makers.

This document describe the negative health effects of toxic chemicals on developing children and steps communities can take to protect children against harm.

15 July 2005

Focusing on India, this document from CAPE (Community Action for Pesticide Elimination), Thanal, and the IPEN Pesticide Working Group, provides facts and background on lindane's uses, producers, and dangers.