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:

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

For information on the work of the journalists, please go to:

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

January 17th, 2016


The International HCH & Pesticides Association requests you to pay attention for the following press release which is attached to this mail:
Obsolete pesticides and other highly toxic chemicals dumped in mega-sites are threatening human health and environment in the European Community!

For more info please contact:

John Vijgen Bram de Borst
Director IHPA Chair of the Board of IHPA
Ph: +45 45 410321 Ph: +31 653402496
Skype: johnvijgen Skype: bram542
Email: Email:
Here you can download: Key messages of the 13th International HCH & Pesticides Forum

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January 11th, 2016

DISCOVERING LINDANE – The legacy of HCH production

Between 1974 and 1992 Inquinosa produced 140,000 tons of toxic HCH waste that were buried in several uncontrolled dumps in Sabiñánigo. Inquinosa produced LINDANE, a pesticide banned in the EU since 2000 and worldwide by the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention in 2009.

HCH Forum
December 21st, 2015

Outcomes of the 13th Int. HCH & Pesticides Forum

We are happy to present you the Outcomes of the 13th Int. HCH & Pesticides Forum, which was a great success and brought the issue and solutions of Obsolete pesticides forward again. Both issues of obsolete Pesticides in the EECCA region and the issue of the Inquinosa case have been intensively discussed and being reported.
We wish you all a happy Christmas and a great start in 2016

John Vijgen
Silvia Hernandez
Bram de Borst

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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