Around a hundred scientists ask Europe and the international community to act against endocrine disrupting chemicals. They condemn the use of strategies for manufacturing doubt employed by industries in the climate change battle.
As part of their contribution to SAICM implementation in the region, authors Ngamo Tinkeu L S (University of Ngaoundéré, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences), Ngassoum M-B (University of Ngaoundéré, High School of Food Processing, Department of Applied Chemistry) and Kuepouo G (Research and Education Centre for Development (CREPD), Yaoundé Cameroon) have produced their findings on highly hazardous pesticides that are registered and used in Central and West Af
Indian government must address EDCs, says NGO Toxics Link urges more research into BPA and phthalates Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) “have not received adequate attention at the policy level” in India, Piyush Mohapatra of NGO Toxics Link has said.
A better understanding of the health and environmental impacts of EDCs, "such as bisphenol A and phthalates", in India and South Asia should be a priority, he added.
Chemical Watch Briefing Global chemical safety – less talk, more implementation Joe DiGangi, senior science and technical advisor, IPEN
Each year, hundreds of millions of factory and farm workers are injured by accidents, pesticides and industrial chemical exposures – a subset of an even larger population of people exposed to, and affected by, harmful chemicals.
One international agreement that should address the multitude of chemical safety struggles around the world is the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (Saicm). But there is a long way to go to fulfil Saicm’s chemical safety mission.