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    Glossary Added to the Tool Box

    By Keith R | December 4, 2006

    Topics: Biotechnology, Consumer Protection, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Protection, Hazardous Substances, Health Issues | No Comments »

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    Ever wondered what all these organizations are that I mentioned in the Temas Blog?  The OECD, OLADE, CCAD, UNDP or PAHO?

    Not sure of the difference between the Cartagena Convention and the Cartagena Protocol?  Wondering what the Stockholm Convention really covers?  Never heard of the Treaty of Asunción or MARPOL or the UN Consumer Protection Guidelines?

    A bit fuzzy about what is a an HFC vs. a CFC vs. an HCFC?  Wondering if PCBs are a POP?  Trying to figure out what exactly is considered a "household hazardous waste" or a "special waste"?

    Well, fret no more!  I've added a glossary of key terms used and organizations referred to here in the Temas Blog.  These cover consumer, environmental, health and safety issues and the contexts in which they arise or may arise in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC).  Just seek out and click "Glossary" under the "A Few Temas Tools" section on the righthand column to go to this standalone page on the blog.

    If you have suggestions about words or organizations to add, or changes you think should be made to the list, please leave a comment either here at this post or on the glossary page itself, or alternatively, email me at  All constructive feedback welcome!

    Spanish and Portuguese versions coming soon! 

    — Keith R 

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