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Results of a second investigation on the contents of phthalic plasticizers in the yellow rubber ducky

By: Toxics Free Corps, China

Report in Chinese: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/VU1uMImC6ABmZ8wr3szlKA

This report gives an overview of the current situation of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in Jordan and describes the national pesticide registration and control policy framework, the pesticides in use in Jordan and general data on volume, threats of pesticide use to public heatlh, and more. It concludes with the recommendations that Jordan needs to:

Para limitar el contenido de plomo en recubrimientos y pinturas, y prohibirlo en artículos destinados al uso infantil, el senador Ricardo Monreal presentará una iniciativa que establezca un máximo de ese metal en la elaboración de dichos productos.

https://morena.senado.gob.mx/2020/08/05/ricardo-monreal-propone-limitar-...

Para limitar el contenido de plomo en recubrimientos y pinturas, y prohibirlo en artículos destinados al uso infantil, el senador Ricardo Monreal presentará una iniciativa que establezca un máximo de ese metal en la elaboración de dichos productos.

National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) carried out this project in Uganda and it involved, among other things, a desk study and field work. The desk study revealed various aspects regarding the use of DDT in the country including where it was used, when it was used and why it was used. The field work involved moving from the office to visit different stakeholders to gather information on DDT and its use in Uganda. Data was collected from Kampala-based institutions, including:

Phyllis Omido walks through the village of Owino Uhuru. She has been keeping a close eye on the lead exposure that has plagued this settlement since a nearby smelter began operations in 2007.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/17/africa/kenya-pollution-ruling/index.h...

By Bukola Adebayo, CNN

A Kenyan community whose children and residents were sickened by lead from a battery smelting plant has been awarded $12 million (1.3 billion Kenyan shillings) following a civil lawsuit.

This report gives an overview of the current situation of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in Rwanda and provides information about main crops produced in the country, the national pesticide registration and control framework, the list of nationally registered pesticides, campaigns to ban highly hazardous pesticides, and more.

The overall objective of this project was to reveal the ongoing proliferation of DDT pollution in manufacturing and use and cite important non-chemical alternatives to increase pressure for acting on this ongoing use in Uganda, one of the countries that have registered an acceptable purpose for DDT use within the Stockholm Convention.

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