Jan 25, 2017
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of synthetic organic chemicals that were used globally in various industries because of their chemical stability. In 1970s it was recognized that their chemical stability is also a serious threat to human health and environment. PCBs are considered to be immune-toxic and can damage human immune system, liver, skin, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract and thyroid gland. The project activities will provide Kyrgyzstan with tools to minimize environmental and health risks associated with PCBs. As part of the project UNDP will identify PCBs, secure stockpiles and enhance overall awareness about the issue. The project is also aimed at strengthening regulatory measures in this area and supporting institutions in managing PCB.