Volume 84 Issue 15 | pp. 44-46
Issue Date: April 10, 2006

Regulating Chemicals

New global chemical management pact is major focus of GlobalChem conference
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

The 2006 installment of GlobalChem, the chemical industry's annual conference on chemical regulation, gave plenty of attention to the new international agreement for managing commercial substances. But speakers at the conference in Baltimore on March 28-29 sent a mixed message on that deal, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).

The global chemical industry has generally supported SAICM, which offers voluntary guidelines for making, transporting, using, and disposing of chemicals in ways . . .

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