Global coordination of egg sampling for by-product POPs.
The Arnika - Toxics and Waste Programme coordinated the global sampling of home-raised chicken eggs raised near hotspots named in the Stockholm Convention for production of by-product POPs; dioxins, furans, PCBs and HCB. The eggs were collected by NGOs in 18 different countries and sent to the Czech Republic for testing under Arnika's supervision. Arnika coordinated a collection of hotspot reports and raising-awareness campaigns in 18 countries around the world. The global results were released in the lead up to the 1st Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention in May 2005.
Global coordination of laboratory analysis for dioxins, furans, HCB and PCBs
Collection of hotspot information from NGOs from 21 localities, 17 countries and four continents