The United Nations has released its “Global Chemicals Outlook: Towards Sound Management of Chemicals” report which highlights the major economic and health burden caused by chemical hazards.
“The Global Chemicals Outlook report assembles scientific, technical and socio-economic information on the sound management of chemicals. It is targeted to decision makers in order to build capacity and to implement policy change to protect the environment and human health. As such, the Global Chemicals Outlook covers three broad inter-linked areas building upon the findings of existing and concurrent studies:
1. Trends and indicators for chemical production, transport, use and disposal, and associated health and environment impacts;
2. Economic implications of these trends including costs of inaction and the benefits of action; and
3. Instruments and approaches for sound management of chemicals.”
To view or download report click here: Global Chemicals Outlook or click the here: http://www.chemicalright2know.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Global-Chemicals-Outlook.pdf