Comparative study on environmental, socioeconomic and health impacts of POPs use and contamination in contaminated areas: Ouesse and Nkayi, Republic of Congo.
This study helped inform NGOs, government officials, the public about POPs in the areas of Nkayi and Ouesso. The areas were chosen due to extensive historical use of POPs pesticides, but the report also documents sources of dioxins and PCBs. Information gathering included interviews with civil society; officials working in agriculture, customs and environment; and representatives of public and private companies. The poor awareness of POPs and their use as termiticides led ALPEBAB to develop recommendations, including a national committee to manage contaminated sites; a legal framework for all aspects of POPs; capacity building and public awareness-raising; and poverty reduction to avoid exposure to POPs and other toxic substances just to survive.
Report: Comparative study on environmental, socioeconomic and health impacts of POPs use and contamination in contaminated areas: Ouesse and Nkayi, Republic of Congo; English summary with full report in French
Information gathering from many sectors of society