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Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 4780–4785 | Cite as

The 12th international HCH and pesticides forum in Kiev/Ukraine

  • John VijgenEmail author
  • Mikhail Malkov
  • Mihaela Claudia PăunEmail author
  • Roland Weber
Conference Report

The unsustainable life cycle management of pesticides in the last 60 years has created large pesticide stockpiles. The International HCH and Pesticides Association (IHPA; www.ihpa.info) addresses such legacies. One approach is the biannual organization of the International HCH and Pesticides Forum. In this conference report, a summary of the 12th International HCH and Pesticides Forum held in Kiev, Ukraine is given which brought together more than 220 scientists, policymakers, non-governmental and international organizations representatives, industry, researchers, and students from more than 30 countries to progress the obsolete pesticides and hazardous chemical waste challenge in EECCA countries.

The Forum comprised of 12 sessions debating matters related to pesticides management; sustainable alternatives to pesticides; health problems at obsolete pesticides sites; PCB treatment options; inventory, monitoring and risk assessment of obsolete pesticides; education and awareness raising;...

Keywords

POPs Stockholm Convention Awareness Raising Substance Flow Analysis Pesticide Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International HCH and Pesticides AssociationHolteDenmark
  2. 2.FAOKievUkraine
  3. 3.Ministry of Environment and Climate ChangeBucharestRomania
  4. 4.POPs Environmental ConsultingSchwäbisch GmündGermany

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