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Chemicals and Waste

GEF reception to celebrate start of INC7

 

 

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center

March 9

19:00

Event Date: 
03/09/16
Venue: 
King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center, Amman
Country: 
Jordan

Mercury and the GEF

A review of the GEF activities in reducing mercury contamination.

This brochure outlines current GEF activities in reducing mercury contamination and points the way to stepped up efforts under the new Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Author: 
GEF
Publication Information
Pages: 
12
Publication Size: 
3.09 MB
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Publication Date: 
October, 2013

Minamata Convention on Mercury

In order to prevent global environmental pollution and health damage caused by mercury, a new convention named "Minamata Convention on Mercury" was agreed at the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury

Event Date: 
10/09/13 - 10/11/13
Venue: 
Minamata and Kumamoto
Country: 
Japan

DID YOU KNOW that many healthcare facilities cannot afford to dispose their waste properly?

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Healthcare waste including used syringes can spread diseases, like Hep B, Hep C and HIV, to anyone who comes in contact with it and handles it improperly. Proper disposal of healthcare waste is costly and often healthcare facilities in developing countries don't have other options than to burn or bury it, releasing dangerous toxic into the environment.

DID YOU KNOW that human milk samples can be used to measure POPs exposure to the general population?

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Mount Kenya, the second highest one of Africa, is one of the pilot sites to collect human milk samples, which then will be taken to laboratories for analysis. “If POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) even appear here, far away, from any industrial activities or overcrowded cities, it’s an indication and confirmation of their global transportation”, says Charles MIRIKAU who works at Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi.

2013 Chemicals and Waste COPs

Event Date: 
04/28/13 - 05/10/13
Venue: 
Geneva International Conference Centre, 17 rue de Varembé, Geneva
Country: 
Switzerland