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PROTECTING HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A GUIDE TO THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION ON HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
GOLOB PETER
UNEP UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME AND FAO , ROME, 2008
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English
This booklet is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at planners and educators on rural development. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This booklet illustrates the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade. It is now better understood that some chemicals as mercury, once they are released into the world, cause toxic reactions, entered the food chain, persist in the environment for years and even decades, and may travel thousands of kilometres from where they were used. How do you deal with such a situation? How do you balance the benefits and risks? To respond to this challenge, the world’s Governments adopted an international treaty in 1998 called the Rotterdam Convention.
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