Given the urgent need to protect
biodiversity, which supports ecosystem services that are essential to human
health, and to ensure the constitutional rights that protect our health and
provide for a healthy environment, Mexico needs to comply with the
international commitments it has made to reduce chemical risks.
Mexico has signed the following
· Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic
· Minamata Convention on Mercury
· Rotterdam Convention (international trade of
· The Basel Convention (transboundary movements of
In order to continue to take steps to
regulate the use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and to mitigate the
effects of substances that have already been released, the work of the National
Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Management of Chemicals, Persistent
Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Wastes subject to International Environmental
Conventions (CCNSQ) must continue.