Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

We come into contact with chemicals every day. They make our lives easier, but they also can pose a threat to human health and the environment. Substances which accumulate in the human body, animals and plants and which are dispersed by air water or passed on through the food chain are particularly hazardous.
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    Sustainable chemistry

    Sustainable chemical management to protect health and the environment

  • Abkürzung von REACH: Registrierung, Evaluierung und Autorisierung von Chemikalien


    A system for the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals

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    International chemicals management

    UN process for globally safe and sustainable chemicals management

Latest on Chemical Safety

Gruppenbild von der Weltchemikalienkonferenz – ICCM5
Press Chemical Safety | 30.09.23

Adoption of Global Framework on Chemicals

Bonn Declaration for global sustainable management of chemicals and waste sends strong political signal. Representatives from around the world have adopted a new Global Framework on Chemicals.

Press Chemical Safety | 24.09.23

ICCM5 opens in Bonn

The fifth World Chemicals Conference (ICCM5) will be opened in Bonn by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke. The conference aims to establish a global commitment to safe chemical management.

Wasser fließt in eine Hand
Report Chemical Safety | 27.02.23

G7 workshop on lead poisoning reduction

Die Veranstaltung im November 2022 besuchten Expertinnen und Experten aus der ganzen Welt, die das Ziel hatten, die Bleiexposition in Ländern mit niedrigem und mittlerem Einkommen zu verringern.

Report Nanotechnology | 05.10.22

OECD-Guideline on determination of particle size of nanomaterials

The OECD published the Test Guideline No. 125, which harmonises the determination of particle size distribution specifically for nanomaterials.

Press Chemical Safety | 07.07.21

International Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability

Improperly disposed of e-waste leads to health hazards for children, especially in developing countries. This is why there must be a greater focus on the responsible handling of chemicals and waste.

Press Chemical Safety | 16.07.20

BMU and VCI develop new methods for measuring 50 chemicals

In the human biomonitoring project, the selection of 50 substances has been completed, for which measurement methods are being developed for the first time.

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