Working with a strategic approach toward 2020 goal
Friday, 12 October 2012 - 3:38pm
'IPEN envisages a time when all chemicals are produced and used in ways that eliminate significant adverse effects on human health and the environment, and where they longer pollute our local and global environments, and no longer contaminate our communities, our food, our bodies, and most importantly, the bodies of our children and future generations.'
Limiting use of POPs is only one of its provisions
Friday, 12 October 2012 - 3:23pm
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants 2001 is a international agreement by the nations of the world to address the global chemical pollution. Its objective is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants or POPs. POPs include the organochlorine pesticides DDT, endrin, dieldrin, aldrin, chlordane, toxaphene, heptachlor, mirex, and hexachlorobenzene, as well as the industrial chemicals and by-products PCBs, dioxins, and furans.
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of chemicals that are very toxic and can cause cancer and other adverse health effects. POPs are persistent in the environment and travel vast distances via air and water. POPs are organic chemical compounds which bioaccumulate in animals and humans. These pollutants are primarily the products and by-products of human industrial processes.