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Persistent Organic Pollutants : POPs in Regarding to the Department of Health, Thailand Environmental Workshop on POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) for Asian Countries July 24 - August 12, 2003 Suwon, the Republic of Korea Miss Juthamas Kettad Sanitation and Health Impact Assessment Div.

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persistent organic pollutants pops in regarding to the department of health thailand

Persistent Organic Pollutants : POPsin Regarding to the Department of Health, Thailand

Environmental Workshop on POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) for Asian Countries

July 24 - August 12, 2003

Suwon, the Republic of Korea

Miss Juthamas Kettad

Sanitation and Health Impact Assessment Div.

Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health,Thailand

Country Report

the kingdom of thailand in general
The Kingdom of Thailand : in General

• Asian

• area = 514,000 km2

• tropical rainfed

• monsoon climate

• 7 geographical regions

• 76 provinces

• Population 63.43 million

• Occupation - majority agriculture

• Thai language

• 95% Buddhism

• 97% Literacy rate

•Democratic / Constitutional monarchy

• Members of Parliament - Election

• Administrative system - Central

- Provincial

- Local

GDP = 1,843 $ US (2000)

interventions on management control for pops
Interventions on Management & Control for POPs

Substances (chemicals)

Ministry

Industry

Agriculture & Cooperatives

Public Health

Reporting

Rescue team

Identification

Prescription

Banning

Medical treatment

Toxic Substances Act, 1967

Hazardous Substances Act, 1992

Regulations Measures(MSDS)

Registration

more attempts for chemicals pops
More Attempts for Chemicals & POPs

Responsible Care Project

6 Codes of Management Practices

The Federal of Thai Industry

(700 chemical companies)

• CAER (Community Awareness

& Emergency Response)

• Process Safety

• Employee health & safety

• Distribution

• Pollution prevention

• Product stewardship

Public (communities)

Government Agencies

Health surveillance & Medical treatment

Hazardous waste management / practices

slide5

Mission Orientation

Dept. of Health, Min. of Public Health, Thailand

slide7

Organization Chart

Dept. of Health, Min. of Public Health, Thailand

slide8

Ongoing Activities for POPS

Dept. of Health, Min. of Public Health, Thailand