International Programme on Chemical Safety

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The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) was formed in 1980 and is a collaboration between three United Nations bodies, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, to establish a scientific basis for safe use of chemicals and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety.[1]

A related joint project with the same aim, IPCS INCHEM, is a collaboration between IPCS and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).[2]

The IPCS identifies following as "chemicals of major public health concern"

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  1. ^ "International Programme on Chemical Safety". World Health Organization. Accessed May 2010.
  2. ^ "IPCS INCHEM". Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. ^ "WHO | Ten chemicals of major public health concern".

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