Mar 28, 2007

Two Chemicals to be Added to Toxic Trade Blacklist

Reuters: Two pesticides -- one used on crops, the other painted onto boats to keep them clean -- are to be added to a list of substances which are considered so harmful they can only be traded in special circumstances. The United Nations said on Tuesday the toxic chemicals will only be allowed to be exported to countries which have explicitly chosen to permit them, a measure aimed at protecting humans and the environment in developing countries. Endosulfan, a chemical sprayed onto ..

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