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Areas of expertise: Toxic substances, Great Lakes, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, international agreements on chemicals management, right-to-know
Fe de Leon is a researcher with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and has worked extensively on toxic substances particularly in the Great Lakes Basin, on the federal chemicals management plan and on international efforts to address persistent toxic substances through the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Great Lakes Quality Agreement, and a global treaty to address mercury.
She has works collaboratively with Canadian and international non-governmental organizations to support the listing of chrysotile asbestos for Prior Informed Consent Procedures under the Rotterdam Convention.
She has coordinated the efforts of member organizations of the Canadian Environmental Network Toxics Caucus and made numerous submissions regarding the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the National Pollutant Release Inventory, and risk assessment and risk management reports for specific toxic substances, including persistent organic pollutants and endocrine disrupting substances.