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:

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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