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Reports and Books
Bi-ennial Global Interlaboratory Assessment on Persistent Organic Pollutants – Third Round 2016/2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The third Bi-ennial Global Interlaboratory Assessment on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was organized in 2016. After invitation to participate in this third round of the proficiency test, 175 laboratories from 66 countries had registered. The test materials included test solutions of analytical standards, the abiotic matrices sediment, air (extract) and water and the biotic matrices fish, human milk and human plasma. The results for the 23 groups of POPs that were listed in the annexes of the Stockholm Convention until 2013 and in addition hexachlorobutadiene were assessed. These resulted in a report with a wealth of information on POP analysis and huge datasets from which the laboratories can evaluate their own methods and performance.


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Air and Water Pollution: Sources of Information and Bibliography
United Nations Environment Programme

This bibliography covers the preliminary aspects of information gathering, the policy and legal aspects of decision-making, and the technical choices regarding treatment and disposal. Within each topic a selection of references has been given to orient the reader, and to provide factual information. A number of handbooks and manuals are among the references, thus allowing further research into topics that could not be covered in the limited space here.


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An Introduction to the Exposure Commitment Concept with Reference to Environmental Mercury - MARC Report Number 12
Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre

When a toxic substance is released to the environment, it may not immediately reach and affect a population of sensitive receptors. This is particularly true if the substance must pass through a sequence of environmental compartments each of which causes a delay in the transfer process. Nevertheless, the act of introducing that substance into the environment constitutes on behalf of the receptors a commitment to a future exposure. The totality of that future exposure is called the exposure commitment. In this report, relevant concepts and the use of this approach to environmental assessment are discussed.


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Alimentary Toxic Aleukia: Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathogenenesis, Clinical Manifestations, Therapy
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Presentation
Global Fuel Economy Initiative in Ukraine
United Nations Environment Programme, Oleg Tsilvik

Global Fuel Economy Initiative in Ukraine


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Reports and Books
Our Nutrient World: The Challenge to Produce More Food and Energy with Less Pollution
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Partnership on Nutrient Management, International Nitrogen Initiative

Without swift and collective action, the next generation will inherit a world where millions may suffer from food insecurity caused by too few nutrients, where the nutrient pollution threats from too much will become more extreme, and where unsustainable use of nutrients will aggravate biodiversity loss and climate change.


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Atmospheric Pathways of Sulphur Compounds: A General Report - MARC Report Number 7
Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre

This report broadly reviews the atmospheric transport of sulphur compounds on a regional scale. It lists estimates of present global emissions and summarizes present knowledge concerning transport models needed to estimate and predict sulphur oxide transport up to distances of several thousand kilometres. The report notes that present knowledge about these processes is insufficient for making adequate estimates of fluxes or for predicting the outcome of severe episodes.


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Manuals and Guides
Acrylamide Health and Safety Guide
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization

The purpose of a Health and Safety Guide is to facilitate the application of these guidelines in national chemical safety programmes. The first three sections of a Health and Safety Guide highlight the relevant technical information in the corresponding EHC. Section 4 includes advice on preventive and protective measures and emergency action; health workers should be thoroughly familiar with the medical information to ensure that they can act efficiently in an emergency. Within the Guide is a Summary of Chemical Safety Information which should be readily available, and should he clearly explained, to all who could come into contact with the chemical.


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Global Mercury: Supply, Trade and Demand
United Nations Environment Programme

A good understanding of mercury supply, trade and demand is critical to effective implementation of the Convention. This report provides detailed and timely information on where mercury comes from, how it moves in commerce, and how it is used in products and industrial processes. To further facilitate informed decision-making, the report also evaluates data sources, discusses trends and identifies knowledge gaps.


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Analytical Methods of Detection Identification and Quantitative Determination of Aflatoxins in Foodstuffs and Fodder
Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre

Analytical Methods of Detection Identification and Quantitative Determination of Aflatoxins in Foodstuffs and Fodder


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