Hatfield awarded persistent organic pollutants capacity building project
Mar 15, 2008
Hatfield Consultants has been awarded a contract from World Bank for the Regional Capacity Building Program for Health Risk Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in South East Asia. Project funding is through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) POPs Fund.
Under the project, Hatfield Consultants will work with national experts in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia to help find solutions to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) problems in South East Asia. China, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Viet Nam will also be invited to participate in regional activities under the program.
The main objective of the Regional Capacity Building Program for Health Risk Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants in South East Asia program is to improve the ability of government agencies in the South East Asia Region to manage POPs and POPs-like chemicals using a health risk-based approach.
A second objective is to improve inter-governmental cooperation on hazardous chemicals issues in the region.
Persistent Organic Pollutants are toxic chemical substances that persist in the environment and bio-accumulate through food webs. The release of these chemicals into the natural environment is increasing and poses a serious threat to human health and the global environment.
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