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A Toxics-Free Future

NGO Practical Guide on Chemicals in Products

A new paper, NGO Practical Guide on Chemicals in Products Programme implementation, has been prepared jointly by IPEN, ISDI / SDPI and IndustriAll Global Union. It was part of the initiatives of the Chemicals in Products (CiP) Steering Group approved at the CiP meeting in Brasilia in February 2017. The CiP Steering Group is mandated to advise the United Nations Environment's Chemicals in Products Programme on the development and implementation of the project.

Harmful chemicals in products like children's toys, textiles, jewellery, electronics, furniture and others have become a global problem through international trade. Scientists have linked chemicals in products to impairment to the reproductive system, increased risk of certain types of cancer, asthma, and developmental disabilities. It is hopeed that this Guide will become a useful tool for everyone working on the implementation of the CiP Programme nationally and globally.