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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: http://www.ihpa.info/projects/improving-capacities/
Documents: http://www.ihpa.info/resources/library/improving-capacities/

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: http://greensciencepolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ResponsibleDisposal_GSP_4APRIL2017.pdf

HCH Forum
October 31st, 2016

14th Int. HCH and Pesticides Forum – Call for papers

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are happy to send you the first call for papers of the 14th Int. HCH & Pesticides Forum, to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 27-29 of June 2017. We are very proud that the forum will be part fo the EXPO in Astana during that period.

We hope that you will join us and exchange your experiences with Kazakh and other Central Asia experts in our field.

With kind regards
John Vijgen
Kazken Orazalina
National Coordinator 14th Int. HCH & Pesticides Forum

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June 8th, 2016

Large contaminations at two former Lindane production plants

Large contaminations at two former Lindane production plants have been reported by a group of Danish, Romanian and Slovakian journalists at the 13th International HCH and Pesticides Forum, held 3-6 November 2015 in Zaragoza, in Aragon, Spain:

at the former Lindane production site in Turda, Romania, large HCH-Waste contamination are reported and illegal collection and sales of DDT
Produced by Journalists Morten Hansen and Marcel Pazman in cooperation with Romanian journalists. See video at website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5cJ-Dphqjc

at the former Juraj Dimitrov Chemical Enterprises (CHZJD) in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, where during the years 1956–1966 this factory produced more than 13,000 tons of Lindane. Morten Hansen and Marcel Pazman report large stockpiles of HCH-waste (around 90 000 m3) and huge pollution of groundwater (millions of m3). See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9QdARNXAfY

For information on the work of the journalists, please go to: http://contaminatedfuture.org/

John Vijgen

May 15th, 2016

Obsolete (lethal) pesticides – Spanish version

Now available on IHPA website the new Spanish version as result of the 13th Forum as part of the EU Discovered Life project:
SpanishpdfObsolete (lethal) Pesticides, a ticking time bomb and why we have to act now

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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