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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

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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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Press Chemical Safety | 11.09.19

Cooperation between BMU and VCI extended

The Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) have been working on the further development of human biomonitoring since 2010. The cooperation has now been extended until 2025.

Press Chemical Safety | 14.03.19

UNEA 4 discusses future of global chemicals management

UNEA 4 is to send an important signal for an improved, environmentally sound chemicals management worldwide. The BMU invited political decision-makers and experts from around the globe to discuss this topic.

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