Rotterdam Convention members agree prior consent required for azinphos-methyl trade

Contributed by Melanie Bateman, CABI Switzerland It is estimated that 2 million chemical preparations  are for sale around the world[1]. Many of these chemicals have hazards associated with them. An estimated 200,000 people die each year of pesticide poisoning[2]. And yet, it is very difficult for any one country acting on its own to track all of…
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Hazardous pesticides on the agenda as the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions hold joint meeting

Contributed by Melanie Bateman, CABI Switzerland  Geneva– The three conventions that govern chemicals and hazardous waste safety at the global level are, for the first time, convening jointly in an historic back-to-back meeting of the parties in Geneva from 28 April to 10 May, 2013. The joint meeting aims to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between…
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