Workshop on “Chemicals in Products (CiP)”, in Beijing, China for Stakeholders in Exchange Chemicals in Products Information

From July 7-9, 2015, a three day workshop on “Chemicals in Products (CiP)”, in Beijing, China were held. The workshop was organized by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP-FECO). Forty four (44) stakeholders, representing government, industry, R& D institutions, environment and health NGOs, chemical agencies, UNEP and others, from 17 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe & USA/West Indies and Latin America, participated in the workshop.

Dr.Mahmood A. Khwaja, Senior Adviser, Chemicals, Hazardous Wastes/Sites and Sustainable Industrial Development, SDPI, Islamabad was invited participant, representing International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE). Presentations were made by ISDE representative, to emphasize related health issues, resulting from chemical exposure and the likely challenges for CiP program in developing countries. In the approved finalized documents, many of ISDE recommendations, including disclosure of information on CIP “Thresholds”, and training of trainers (ToT) CiP workshops for capacity building, especially in the developing countries were accepted.