Volume 85 Issue 40 | pp. 28-29
Issue Date: October 1, 2007

Banding Together To Manage Chemicals

Precedent-setting North American partnership could have international influence
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Green Chemistry, Homeland Security

Summits among national leaders often involve discussions on the economy, trade, wars, scientific cooperation, or, increasingly, climate change. Commercial chemicals generally don't make the agenda.

But at the recent Security & Prosperity Partnership of North America Summit in Montebello, Quebec, the leaders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico set a new precedent: They agreed to cooperate on the management of chemicals (C&EN, Aug. 27, page 29).

This . . .

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