Banning vs. managing `dirty dozen' pollutants

Santoro, Lara
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/16/99, Vol. 91 Issue 55, p7
Focuses on international efforts to ban the use of the `dirty dozen,' 12 of the most toxic pesticides and industrial chemicals. The 100 countries involved in the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee as trying to decide how strict the ban should be on persistent organic pollutants (pops); Plans for a treaty by 2005; How the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Program is guiding the effort.


Related Articles

  • REGULATING POISONS.  // Ecologist;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p10 

    Focuses on the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollution (POP). Memorandum of understanding signed by the World Bank and United Nations Environment Program concerning the convention; Diseases or disorders associated with POP exposure; How POP are transported; Aim of the convention.

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GLOBAL ISSUE OF MERCURY.  // Earth Negotiations Bulletin;11/10/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 33, p1 

    The article explores the international issue of mercury pollution from industrial process firms, waste incineration and burning of fossil fuels. The United Nations Environment Program Governing Council has provide methods of protecting human and environmental health from the possible hazards of...

  • Dangerous Components of FRs Defined.  // AATCC Review;Jun2009, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p21 

    The article reports on the inclusion of certain brominated substances previously used in flame retardants (FR) into the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) list which is maintained by the Stockholm Convention. The United Nations Environmental Program supervises the implementation of the...

  • Winning the global war on pollution. Walters, Keith // Business Mexico;Special Edition 1994, Vol. 4 Issue 1/2, p47 

    Focuses on international cooperation in pollution prevention. Hazardous waste issues; Standards; Regulatory enforcement; Creation of the European Community; Comparison among European and North American countries. INSET: Against all odds, by KW..

  • Down with POP!  // UNESCO Courier;Oct98, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p12 

    Focuses on the worldwide movement for the reduction and elimination of persistent organic pollutants (POP). Substances included in POP; International cooperation over the issue.

  • Two nations in one neighborhood clean up their air. Pendleton, Scott // Christian Science Monitor;2/16/95, Vol. 87 Issue 57, p10 

    Looks at a joint effort made by the populations of neighboring cities of Juarez in Mexico and El Paso in Texas to curb pollution in their areas. Formation of the bi-national task force to deal with the problem.

  • Kyoto agreement doesn't meet U.S. goals. Williams, Drew; Canning, Kathie // Pollution Engineering;Jan1998, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p3 

    Features the claim of American negotiators about the success of an international agreement in the 1997 United Nation-sponsored conference despite falling short of US President Bill Clinton's expectation. Officials' claim of a realistic economic agreement; Joint-implementation plan for...

  • NAFTA's clean-up act.  // Americas;Jul/Aug96, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p5 

    Reports that Canada, the United States and Mexico have agreed to target DDT, chlordane and mercury for regional phase-out or reduction. Agreement as the first time that the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signatories have agreed to target a list of specific pollutants.

  • Poison in the air. MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist;10/18/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2104, p5 

    Focuses on the plan of Europe, the United States and Canada to ban the use of 15 persistent organic pollutants (POP). Effect of POPs' long time breakdown on the environment; Agreements made under the treaty on long-range transport of atmospheric pollutants; Reasons of countries allowing the use...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics