TITLE

Lack of funding causes POP struggle

AUTHOR(S)
Cheok Soh Hui
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;5/14/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 66, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP), held in Senegal in May 2007, wherein participants expressed concern that human health could be adversely affected by continued widespread use of the pesticide dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) in Africa and Asia. Participants discussed the issue of furan and dioxin emissions, with China addressing the lack of data on emission factors.
ACCESSION #
25393735

 

Related Articles

  • The legacy of persistent organic pollutants in Azerbaijan: an assessment of past use and current contamination. Aliyeva, Gulchohra; Halsall, Crispin; Alasgarova, Khoshgadam; Avazova, Matanat; Ibrahimov, Yaqub; Aghayeva, Roya // Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Apr2013, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p1993 

    Azerbaijan has a history of production and heavy use of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) with use focused in the main agricultural lowland region centred on the Kur River. Using a number of data sources, including archived reports from several government ministries, we attempt to construct...

  • POPs. Schmidt, Charles W. // Environmental Health Perspectives;Jan1999, Vol. 107 Issue 1, pA24 

    Addresses issues concerning chemicals that belong to a class known as persistent organic pollutants (POP). Properties; Efforts of the United Nations to reduce global use of POP; Current distribution of POP; DDT insecticide.

  • Treaty bans pollutants but allows DDT for malaria. Maurice, John // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;2001, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p79 

    Reports the treaty agreement of several countries to restrict DDT production and use. List of organic pollutants; Enumeration of diseases promoted by DDT; Discussion on the use of DDT to combat malaria.

  • Phasing Out PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS. McGinn, Anne Platt // USA Today Magazine;Sep2000, Vol. 129 Issue 2664, p62 

    Looks at the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POP) on people and the environment. Characteristics of POP; Health impact of POP; Legacy of dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane; Factors that distinguish POP from other chemicals.

  • Steviaside Containing Plant as Deconstractive (Degradative) Agent for Persistent Organic Pollutants. Khodjaniyazov, Khamid U.; Khidirova, Nazira K.; Mukarramov, Nuridin I.; Khakimov, Mashrab M.; Urakov, Barot A.; Shakhidoyatov, Khusnutdin M. // Journal of Environmental Protection;Aug2012, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p767 

    Steviaside containing plant extracts have been used for degradation of persistent chloroorganic pesticides. Reactions between DDT and Steviaside or sum of extractive substances isolated from ground up part of plant Stevia were studied to give of less toxic DDE. Herein researches on studying...

  • Distribution and potential sources of organochlorine pesticides in the karst soils of a tiankeng in southwest China. Wang, Yinghui; Xu, Yiyin; Qi, Shihua; Li, Xiaoming; Kong, Xiangsheng; Yuan, Daoxian; Theodore, Oramah // Environmental Earth Sciences;Nov2013, Vol. 70 Issue 6, p2873 

    This research was conducted in an attempt to assess the concentration levels and potential sources of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the karst soils of Dashiwei tiankeng, southwest China. The tiankeng is a karst surface expression that can act as a focal point for introduction of...

  • Silent Spring legacy still strong. Hall, Ron // Landscape Management;Oct2005, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p18 

    Focuses on the statement of Alex Avery, director of research and education for the Center for Global Food Issues, at the Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Opinion of Avery in dealing with anti-pesticide activist; Incrimination on pesticides for causing...

  • Lack of funding causes POP struggle. Cheok Soh Hui // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;5/14/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 19, p12 

    The article reports on the concerns about persistent organic pollutants (POP) that were expressed by participants at the 2007 Conference of Parties to the Stockholm Convention on POP held in Senegal. The attendees argue that due to a lack of funding and technical assistance, developing countries...

  • Deadly Green. Hemingway, Mark // American Spectator;Apr2001, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p18 

    Argues against the signing of the United Nations ban on persistent organic pollutants by former United States President Bill Clinton. Impact of the ban on malaria control through the insecticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT); Failure of studies to link DDT with breast cancer; Link...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics