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The use of chemicals pervades our homes, our food, our workplaces and, intentionally or otherwise, the wider environment. A strong and innovative chemicals industry is needed, but it is clear that the risks attendant upon the production, use and disposal of these chemicals must be reduced and controlled. Over the past 30 years the European Community has developed comprehensive legislation to harmonise procedures and standards throughout the Member States in such a way as to allow free circulation of goods while at the same time ensuring a high level of protection for humanity and the environment. This book provides a detailed explanation of the existing and planned EC legislation concerning the control of chemicals in the European Community. The areas it covers include: i) classification and labelling of dangerous chemicals; ii) chemicals in the workplace; iii) control of ozone-depleting substances; iv) regulation of medicinal products; v) food legislation; vi) plant production products; vii) Community policy on cosmetics.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14385 EN (1992) 119 pp.
Availability: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 4WF (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-85186-197-0
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