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Caribbean Countries Receive US$8 Million to Manage Toxic Chemicals

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Eight Caribbean territories will receive financial assistance totaling US$8 million to combat exposure to toxic chemicals found in common household cleaning products, processed foods, and even clothing that can severely damage a person’s health. Dr. Ahmad Khan, director of the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) stated that some pesticides, cleaning agents and industrial chemicals contain hazardous properties which can cause cancer, developmental delays, dysfunction of the reproductive organs and reduce immunity. Khan explained that one particular group of these toxic chemicals is referred to as persistent organic pollutants…

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