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New ACAT Report Addresses Effects of PFAS Chemicals on the Endocrine System
Working to Eliminate Harm to Human Health & the Environment from Toxic Chemicals
New Report Emphasizes Importance of Tracking Emissions
IPEN Regional Meeting for Southeast & East Asia

IPEN is hosting an International Toxics Metal Skillshare in Minamata, Japan:

  • International Toxic Metals Skillshare: 3 & 4 October, 2013 (42 participants from 26 countries)
  • International Minamata Symposium: 5 & 6 October, 2013 (convened by IPEN and Citizens Against Chemicals Pollution)

IPEN will also attend meetings convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kumamoto, Japan:

  • Mercury Treaty Preparatory Meeting: 7 & 8 October, 2013
  • Diplomatic Conference (Conference of Plenipotentiaries): 9 - 11 October, 2013

 

In preparation for the 4th Latin American & Caribbean regional meeting on the SAICM, Pesticide Action Network and IPEN produced two thought starter papers: one on Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides and SAICM and one on Highly Hazardous Pesticides and SAICM.

Study Shows Dangerous Lead Levels in Household Paints in Indonesia, Children’s Health at Risk

Kadar Timah Hitam Dalam Cat di Indonesia Membahayakan Kesehatan dan Tumbuh Kembang Anak

Jakarta — Most paint companies in Indonesia, including some major brands, sell paint for household use containing unsafe levels of lead, according to a study of lead in decorative paint in Indonesia released today.

IPEN, Pesticide Action Network and the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus released a joint press release at the culmination of the Stockholm Convention's COP6 congratulating governments for their provisional decision to globally ban production and use of the commonly-used flame retardant, HBCD.

IPEN highlights outcomes from the combined meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions and decisions on chemicals and wastes from more than 120 countries.

Read the press release.

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