Laws and Regulations: Rotterdam Convention

Authored by: Barbara Dinham

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120009981

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Abstract

The Rotterdam Convention takes an important step toward protecting humans and the environment from highly toxic chemicals. For the first time, it will help monitor and control trade in dangerous substances, circulate better information about health and environmental problems of chemicals, and prevent unwanted imports of certain hazardous chemicals.

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