Toxic pesticide globally banned after unprecedented vote at UN meeting on chemicals

(Geneva, Switzerland) – Delegates from more than 90 countries took the unprecedented step of voting for a global ban on pentachlorophenol – a proven toxic pesticide and contaminant in wildlife and human biomonitoring studies. The historic vote came at the combined meetings of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, which usually make decisions by consensus, after India repeatedly blocked action.

Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN Senior Advisor

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