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September 15th, 2022

14th International HCH and Pesticides Forum

We are continuing the 30 years history of communication and action in the
14th International HCH & Pesticides Forum, which is
now ready for you.
The Government of Aragon welcomes you all in Zaragoza on 21-24 February

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How the European Union is managing the Legacy of Lindane and HCH waste.
What are the “Lessons learned” and what is the “Way forward”.

The 14th Forum discusses the State of the art on POPs elimination 31
years after the first Forum in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

We invite all forum friends and POP pesticides colleagues to participate
in the 14th Forum. All information you can find on:

February 27th, 2021

Lindane HCH In EU video

February 27th, 2021

HCH in EU project info

In 2020 two webinars about the ‘HCH in EU’-project were hosted. The Consortium – consisting of TAUW Group, CDM Smith and SARGA (Sociedad Aragonesa de Gestión Agroambiental S.L.U.) is commissioned by the European Commission to identify the contaminated sites with former insecticide Lindane / HCH in the European Union.
The webinars helped identifying 142 potential contaminated sites. This has resulted in new application insights into the use of HCH in the past, such as in wood preservation, paint additives and signal flares.
Support us in finding new potential sites and sources:

You can watch the full webinar here:

December 9th, 2017

Improving capacities to eliminate and prevent recurrence of obsolete pesticides as a model for tackling unused hazardous chemicals in the former Soviet Union

Study reports that IHPA has made and are approved in the framework of the GCP/RER/040/EC project.
Project information:

April 28th, 2017

Report: Methods of Responsibly Managing End-of-Life Foams and Plastics Containing Flame Retardants

John Vijgen, IHPA director, and Roland Weber (POPs Environmental Consulting), IHPA ambassador, have been co-authors in Green Science Policy Institute Report: Methods of Responsibly Managing End-of-Life Foams and Plastics Containing Flame Retardants, March 2017.

Summary: Millions of tonnes of foams and plastics containing flame retardants including Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are discarded or recycled at end-of-life, resulting in ongoing hazards for human and ecological health. We convened a series of workshops, funded by National Science Foundation and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and compiled a report to inform policy decisions, scientific research and funding.

The report is available here:

About IHPA

The International HCH & Pesticides Association (IHPA) is an independent and non-political network of committed individuals that wants to draw international attention on the world-wide problems stemming from the production and use of HCH and other obsolete pesticides and its dangers for human health and the environment.

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