Book Chemicals, Environment, Health

The book gives a complete overview of the current situation regarding the international instruments and methods for the management of chemicals. It describes all international and a number of regional instruments (including EU-REACH) and the international organisations active in this field and their roles and responsibilities. It contains the implementation status in a number of countries and regions.

It gives examples of all continents, from China to Chile, via Africa, Europe, North and South America.

Contributions come from Academia, Policy makers, Industry, Civil Society Organisations. 

It describes the history since the first UN Conference on Environment and Development in Stockholm, 1972, till now and an outlook to the next 10 years.

It is written by a team of authors from all continents.

Jan van der Kolk is editor, together with colleagues from USA, India and Canada. 

The publication fits well into the current International Year of Chemistry and is timely for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.

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