Volume 84 Issue 9 | pp. 31-35
Issue Date: February 27, 2006

Safely Managing Chemicals

Global agreement aimed at protecting health, environment could also affect trade disputes
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

Brand-new international guidelines have been set to chart approaches for making, transporting, using, and disposing chemicals in ways that protect people's health and the environment. Negotiators completed this plan, known as the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), earlier this month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (C&EN, Feb. 13, page 12).

The strategy is designed to help the nations of the world implement, by 2020, a comprehensive approach for managing chemicals. In . . .

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