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A Toxics-Free Future


IPEN and partner organizations put together a comic to tell you what you need to know about nanoparticles. 






Dans une lettre ouverte au gouvernement, la société civile presse les pouvoirs publics de mieux informer et agir sur les risques sanitaires et environnementaux entraînés par la présence de nanomatériaux dans de nombreux produits de consommation courante.

Alors qu’Emmanuel Macron a annoncé le 13 juillet le renforcement des efforts français dans le domaine des nanotechnologies [1] conformément aux demandes des industriels [2], les ONG impliquées dans le groupe de

Some IPEN Participating Organizations have joined others in sending a letter to the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America to request that they correct the course they are on in the field of nano biotechnology and synthetic biology:


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(Geneva) – In today’s Declaration on Waste Containing Nanomaterials, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), ECOS, and the Oeko-Institut emphasize the importance of adopting and implementing preventive measures to protect people and the environment from possible hazards of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in waste streams. With the toxicity of nanomaterials still largely unknown, a tight control of waste containing MNMs is crucial.

The IPEN Quick Views document is a summary statement of some IPEN views about issues that will be taken up at the 4th International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4), including, among others, highly hazardous pesticides, chemicals in products, lead in paint, electronics, the overall orientation and guidance (OOG) document, endocrine disruptors, nanotechnology and finances. Read the Quick Views here.

Visit IPEN's ICCM4 website here. 

Numerous representatives from IPEN Participating Organizations have contributed to this new book, spearheaded by Red Latinoamericana de Nanotecnología y Sociedad (ReLANS), about nanotechnolgy, labor and regulation in Latin America.  

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