Dr. Sam Adu-Kumi, Environment Protection Agency, Ghana
Dr. Sam Adu-Kumi is an environmental chemist, toxicologist and regulator. Since 1998 he has worked in the area of sound management of chemicals and waste and as a focal person for all the UNEP chemicals-related multilateral environmental agreements. He is currently the President of the 8th Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
Extended Bio: Dr. Sam Adu-Kumi holds a PhD degree in Nuclear and Environmental Protection from the University of Ghana and two Master degrees in Environmental Science and Chemistry. He has been working as international and national expert in the area of sound management of chemicals and waste since 1998. He has acquired in-depth knowledge in the risk analysis of chemicals and other hazardous substances (including plastic waste). His practical working experience at the national level involves technical reviews of chemical dossiers, which serve as basis for informed decisions in registration, licensing, and management of pesticides and hazardous chemicals and wastes. He has participated in the work of the Inter-Governmental Negotiating Committee which culminated in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
Sam Adu-Kumi has a diverse research interests in the areas of: environmental fate, human exposure and health risk assessment of POPs and Heavy Metals (Mercury, Lead, and Cadmium) in Ghana, particularly in monitoring, sampling, analysis and risk characterisation of human health risks.
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