Mission Statement

What we want to achieve

The main purpose of ISDE is to help defend our environment both locally and globally to prevent numerous illnesses, ensure the necessary conditions for health, and improve the quality of life. In order to safeguard the health of our own generation and of future ones, we must care for the environment.
ISDE was established as a tool for educating and updating physicians and the general public, and stimulating awareness and initiatives by public and private bodies, in particular governmental agencies.
The Association intends to reach out to all, as fellow citizens of the world.

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Recent activities with ISDE involvment

Today starts the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2). ISDE have been participating al along the negotiation process and now in this period by collaborating with the different sectors involved to support the National Implementation Plans.
In this opportunity, ISDE also participated of the Mercury Partnership in particular attracting the attention to the content of Hg present in natural gas (and petrol) and the lack of information on the nature of the problem. This issue was introduced by the first time last year by ISDE under the Supply and Storage Partnership Area.  This year a short report on "state of the art" was also prepared and presented by ISDE in collaboration with the governments of Spain and Uruguay under the same partnership area.

Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja, Ph.D., Senior Adviser, Chemicals & Health and Sustainable Industrial Development, SDPI, and former president of ISDE, has been given Chairman 's Pacific Basin Consortium (PBS) for Environment and Health 's Award, during PBC 18th Conference, at Jichi Medical University, Japan, September, 2019, for his contributions to research and PBC. Award recieved at SDPI, Islamabad. Pakistan/October 7, 2019.

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Cooperation between ISDE and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
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The ISDE General Assembly took place in Vienna, Austria, Oct. 25th, 2019.


Minamata Convention enters into force on 16 August 2017!


...in the environment pose several hazards. SAICM has agreed to look into this issue.

Ferdinando Laghi