Scientists should also seek to strengthen their communications with government and other stakeholders. Not only will this assure that decisionmakers have access to good science but it will improve their prospects for financial support.

Industry: Industry associations are increasingly important in China. They should serve their own enterprises, reflect their voices, protect the rights and the interests of their members, assist government to improve industry management, improve technical advancement and industry update by focusing on economic benefits and industry restructuring. Communication and exchange with industry associations in developed countries can help them learn more about fulfilling these roles.

Government: Programs related to dissemination, training, consultation and education should be accorded higher priority, in order to help stakeholders fully understand the adverse impacts of POPs and to encourage the use of alternatives. More emphasis should be given to protecting and reducing POPs exposures for sensitive groups such as infants, fish consumers, and people residing near local sources of contamination.

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