Prevention of morbidity and mortality due to POPs pesticides.
This activity, organized by the Société Marocaine de Toxicologie Clinique et Analytique, produced two workshops that included speeches and discussion related to the identity, characteristics and historical use of POPs pesticides in Morocco, as well as discussion of the Stockholm Convention. The workshops placed specific emphasis on the toxic, persistent and chronic characteristics of POPs and the ill health and environment effects these characteristics cause. Recommendations included collaboration among governments, individuals and civil society establishments to conduct public awareness campaigns; monitoring of the export and production of hazardous substances; development and issuance of laws and regulations that deal with POPs; promoting responsibility among sectors that produce and use these chemicals to bear responsibility for ill effects; and proposing and implementing alternatives to harmful chemicals.
Two awareness-raising workshops on POPs including recommendations