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A Toxics-Free Future

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IPEN leaders Pam Miller (IPEN Co-Chair & Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics), Olga Speranskaya (IPEN Senior Advisor & Co-Director of Health and Environmental Justice Support International) and Joe DiGangi (IPEN Senior Science and Technical Advisor) have written a blog to contribute to the series: "How to create a gender-just healthy planet." 

http://gender-chemicals.org/category/blog-series-how-to-create-a-gender-...

A safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. Exposure to hazardous substances and wastes undermines this right and puts women, children, and other vulnerable groups at risk of human rights abuses. Throughout their lives, women are exposed to numerous hazardous chemicals that can harm them and our future generations by transfer across the placenta during fetal development and through breast milk to the nursing infant.

http://www.setoghar.com/archives/45135/07/

सेतोघर संबाददाता / बिहिबार, साउन १०, २०७५

बालबालिकाको खेलौनाहरुमा उच्च स्तरमा हानिकारक रसायनहरु पाईएको छ । यसको लागि राष्ट्रिय मापदण्डको प्रभावकारी कार्यान्वयनको आवश्यकता देखिएको कारण यस सम्बन्धमा साउन ७ गते एक विशेष कार्यक्रम समेत गरिएको छ ।

http://epaper.thehimalayantimes.com/textview_9972_5327_4_1_2_24-07-2018_...

Kathmandu, July 23

 

High levels of toxic substances have been found in over 60 per cent of children's toys tested in the Nepali market.

13 June 2018

In Cameroon, plastic bottles, plastic bags, old rubber tyres, end of lives energy saving bulbs, and glass thermometers are frequently and carelessly dumped either on unused land or in water ways, with the risk of transportation to other waterbodies such as lakes or rivers. To eliminate this visual pollution, people living near these spontaneous dumping sites often turn to open burning of waste, with consequences for both ecosystems and human health.

IPEN and affiliates have sent a letter to the SAICM Secretariat expressing concern with the joint International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) – UNEP study entitled “Knowledge management and information sharing for the sound management of chemicals.” The study was sent to SAICM stakeholders for comments to “inform the study.” The IPEN comments cover three areas: 1) important issues that are not part of the study; 2) issues that should be included in the study; and 3) concerns over UNEP’s private sector engagement.

Pham Thi Minh Hang, Vice Director of the Hanoi-based NGO Research Center for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED), an IPEN Participating Organization, today met with Swedish Minister of the Environment Karolina Skog in Stockholm. Pham Thi Minh Hang shared the CGFED / IPEN report on the lives of women workers in Samsung Vietnam cell phone factories with the Minister in the context of a visit to the Ministry to discuss SAICM Beyond 2020. 

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