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Fact Sheet

20 April 2005

Standardized Toolkit for Identification and Quantification of Dioxin and Furan Releases, 2nd Edition

Prepared by Pat Costner, Senior Science Advisor, IPEN
April 2005 Edition

This document describes shortcomings in the 2005 Toolkit and makes recommendations about how they can be corrected.

Prepared by Ann Blake, PhD

September 2004

Information Relevant To The Basel Convention’s Hazardous Characteristic h11 – Toxic (Delayed or Chronic)

Madhumita Dutta & Kristin S. Schafer

May 2003

This document is a overview on lindane. It provides background on the health effects of lindane, the mechanisms through which people and the environment are exposed, and alternatives to its use. It also includes an extensive list of trade names for lindane.

This document from IPEN's Community Monitoring Working Group summarizes the issues and facts about protesting children from harmful chemical exposures.

This document from IPEN's Dioxin, PCB and Waste Working Group provides comments on the standardized toolkit for identification and quantification of dioxin and furan releases.

IPEN Pesticide Working Group

DDT is a pesticide that was used heavily worldwide in the 1950s and 1960s both in agricultural production and for malaria control. Concerns about impacts on wildlife populations—particularly predatory birds—led to the phaseout of DDT in many countries in the 1970s. Use of the pesticide for malaria control has continued in some regions, though most countries now rely on combinations of other control methods.

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