Pesticide Action Network in Mexico (RAPAM), an IPEN member, organized a National Forum on Agroecological Alternatives to Endosulfan with environment and agriculture government authorities, agricultural Universities and academics from November-20-21 in the University of Puebla (BUAP).
Agrees that DecaBDE flame retardant is one of the world’s worst chemicals
(Rome) Press release in English and Français: A UN expert committee recommended the global elimination of pentachlorophenol – a pesticide used for wood treatment including utility poles. In its recommendation for the Stockholm Convention, the Committee cited pentachlorophenol’s persistence, bioaccumulation, long-range transport, and its toxic impacts. The Committee found wide availability of non-chemical alternatives that were much safer than pentachlorophenol. Governments around the world will decide on the recommendation in May 2015, but typically accept the recommendations of its expert committees.