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Oct 22, 2013, 03:00 ET

New UNEP Study Finds High Lead Levels in Paints Around the World

New Data Shows Market Leaders in Six Asian Countries Have Shifted to Low Lead Products, Though Overall Lead in Paint Levels Remain High...

Oct 10, 2013, 18:59 ET

The New Mercury Treaty: Three Things That Need to Happen Now

Countries signing the world's first international mercury treaty have a "moral and legal" obligation to fully implement all treaty provisions, said...

Feb 19, 2013, 09:15 ET

IPEN: WHO-UNEP Report on endocrine disruptors highlights need for global action

 A highly anticipated report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Environment Program (UNEP) underlines the urgent need...

Jan 09, 2013, 08:00 ET

Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels Worldwide

Final International Mercury Treaty Negotiation Begins Jan. 13 A new scientific report finds that humans and marine ecosystems around the...

Jul 03, 2012, 12:48 ET

Mercury Treaty Legitimizes Increased Mercury Pollution

 The following is being released by IPEN: Although two-thirds of delegates engaged in international negotiations for a proposed mercury treaty...

Jun 27, 2012, 11:51 ET

Mercury Treaty Negotiations Risk Increasing - Not Reducing - Mercury in Environment

Mercury Pollution Impacts Indigenous Peoples  The following is being released by IPEN: Non-government organizations from around the...

Oct 31, 2011, 00:01 ET

UN Delegates Tackle the True Cost of Gold

 Delegates from more than 120 countries are being reminded of the true cost of gold mining on the first day of a meeting to negotiate...

Jun 23, 2011, 22:55 ET

Resolve Minamata Before Global Mercury Treaty Named for Victims

55 year-old struggle may provide lessons for Fukushima victims Expectations are high as the Japanese government holds meetings on 26 June in...

May 04, 2011, 10:18 ET

Debate Over Export of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals Erupts at UN Meeting

Africa pushes developed countries to stop the export of toxic flame retardant wastes that can cause nervous system damage in infants and...

Apr 25, 2011, 10:27 ET

Hazardous Waste on Your Living Room Floor

Carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other developed countries contain dangerous chemicals that can cause nervous system damage,...