Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2017 COPs for the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asian Region

Riga, Latvia from 21 March to 23 March 2017 The meeting took place from 21-23 March 2017 in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Riga, Latvia, and was hold back to back the working session to address regional specific issues related to ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on 24 March 2017 at the same venue….

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

Introduction to EDCs Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause endocrine disruption, including pharmaceuticals, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, DDT and other pesticides, and plasticizers…