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CHE Alaska call: International Actions to Eliminate the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals

Oct 27, 2010


TITLE: International Actions to Eliminate the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals: Recommendations of International Panel of Experts on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
 
DATE: Wednesday, October 27, 9 AM Alaska Time/ 10 AM Pacific/ 1 PM Eastern
 
DESCRIPTION: An international panel of experts is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland October 11 - 15, 2010 to review chemicals being considered for a worldwide ban under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The 31 members of the POPs Review Committee (POPRC)  will be considering whether endosulfan (an insecticide used in agriculture and already banned in 60 countries), short-chained chlorinated paraffins (used primarily in metalworking, but also as flame retardants, plasticizers, and additives in paints) and hexabromocyclododecane (used as a flame retardant in insulation board for construction, electrical and electronic equipment, upholstery fabric, draperies, and car interiors) should be banned under the Convention. All three of these dangerous chemicals can be found in the Arctic due to long range transport by wind and ocean currents.

International observers representing non-governmental organizations from around the world are attending the meeting to advocate for meaningful international action to eliminate the production and use of these harmful chemicals. Join us for a discussion with international observers Karl Tupper of Pesticide Action Network North America, Pamela K. Miller of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, and Eva Kruemmel (invited) of Inuit Circumpolar Council to hear the outcomes of the meeting and to find out how you can help ensure that these chemicals are eliminated from worldwide production and use.
 
To join this free call and receive the dial-up instructions, please RSVP to Alaska Community Action on Toxics at diana@akaction.org  or (907) 222-7714.  

 

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