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New report on sustainable public procurement

Green and sustainable procurement is of increasing importance on the road to more sustainable societies. United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has recently published an important report with a Global review on sustainable public procurement. Green and sustainable procurement is also important for private, national and international companies. My friend Sanjay Kumar from Northern Railways in India is…
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Norway has banned PFOA in consumer products

PFOA Norway has been pioneering and was the first country to ban the surfactant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). From June 1, 2014 it is not allowed to produce, import, export or sell consumer products and textiles containing ≥ 0.001 weight% of PFOA and/or its salts and esters, and single parts of the product must not contain…
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Seven new chemical substances of Very High Concern

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, Finland, has added 7 more chemicals to the “Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorisation” and the list consist now of 151 substances. The new substances are: Cadmium sulfide (pigment), C.I. Direct Red 28 (dye). C.I. Direct Black 38 (dye), Dihexyl phthalate (plasticizer), Lead diacetate…
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The Human Experiment

The Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), established in 2007 a multidisciplinary Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) with the mission to create a healthier environment for human reproduction and development through advancing scientific inquiry, clinical care and health policies that prevent exposures to harmful chemicals in our environment.…
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