Useful References and Links on Hazardous Substances


WWF Resources


Advocating the EU Chemicals Reform

Are Governments Prepared to Keep Our Seas Clean? Measuring progress with regard to hazardous substances from Sintra 1998 to Bremen 2003 (download as PDF ile)

Endocrine Disruptors - Substances which Disrupt the Hormone System

European Importers and Producers of Chemical Substances Suspected to Have a PTB Profile - a WWF Report (download as Word file)

German ship trials - A future for biocide-free antifouling systems

Hazardous Substances Identified by OSPAR for Cessation of Discharges, Emissions an d Losses by 2020 (by WWF & Seas at Risk) (download as Word file)

How to Reach the Esbjerg Goal - The Environmental NGO's Approach (by WWF, Seas at Risk, EEB and FoE) (download as Word file)

How to Make the Market of Hazardous Substances More Transparent? (download as PDF file)

Proposed Additions to the OSPAR List of Chemicals for Priority Action (download as Word file)

WWF Briefing for the OSPAR-HELCOM Ministerial Meeting 2003 - Hazardous Substances & EU Chemicals Policy (download as PDF file)

WWF Detox campaign and and reports

WWF's Essentials for the OSPAR Ministerial Meeting 1998 - Hazardous Substances
(download as PDF file)

WWF Global Toxics Initiative

WWF's views on the amended proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council Decision for establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy (COM(2001) 17 final)


WWF United States - Global Initiative to Reduce the Use of Toxic Chemicals


Other Institutions and Resources


Danish Environment Protection Agency - Chemicals

Directive 76/464/EEC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment

Directive 76/769/EEC on restrictions on marketing and use of dangerous substances

Directive 79/117/EEC prohibiting the placing on the market and use of plant protection products containing certain active substances

Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy

European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) - providing links to pertinent EU legislation with regard to existing and new chemicals, biocides, risk assessment

Harmonised Quantification and Reporting Procedures for Hazardous Substances (HARP-HAZ), contact group of NSC/OSPAR/EC

International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea (1995) - Esbjerg Declaration - The Prevention of Pollution by Hazardous Substances

International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea (2002) - Progress Report - Chapter 5: The Prevention of Pollution by Hazardous Substances

International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea (2002) - Bergen Declaration - Chapter V: The Prevention of Pollution from Hazardous Substances (download as Word file)

International Maritime Organisation - International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships

International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID)

OECD Chemicals Programme - Endocrine Disruptors

OSPAR Ministerial Meeting 1998, Sintra Statement

OSPAR Ministerial Meeting 2003, Bremen Statement

OSPAR Strategy with Regard to Hazardous Substances (1998) - including initial List of Chemicals for Priority Action

OSPAR Strategy with Reg to Hazardous Substances (2003)

OSPAR List of Chemicals for Priority Action (updated 2003)

OSPAR List of Substances of Possible Concern


Pesticide Action Network (PAN) - United Kingdom


Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) - Swedenvironment Newsletter

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Chemicals Division (IRPTC)

UNEP Chemicals - Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

UNEP Chemicals - Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR)

US Environment Protection Agency - Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics


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