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A Toxics-Free Future


Bangladesh Country Situation Report

Country situation report on POPs in Bangladesh.

This report describes and assesses the country situation in Bangladesh with respect to POPs and Stockholm Convention implementation. Topics covered include historical and current uses and sources of POPs pesticides and PCBs; dumping of wastes, sources and properties of dioxins and furans; importation of POPs pesticides; health effects of POPs; and relevant policies and regulations. ESDO also conducted a survey of farmers' use of POPs pesticides in Bangladesh, which revealed heptachlor, dieldrin, DDT and chlordane are still being utilized. It concludes with NGO policy recommendations on eliminating POPs. The report is a useful reference document that provides the basic information required by NGOs in Bangladesh needed to prepare awareness-raising activities and materials, identify further areas of investigation, plan campaigns, and prepare for a meaningful role in NIP preparations.

Report on the country situation
Farmers' survey included in report
Dissemination of the report to POPs stakeholders

Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO)