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World Health Organization (WHO)


WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

WHO - chemical safety


Chemical Safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals in such a way as to ensure the safety of human health and the environment.

WHO - environmental health emergencies


This site presents relevant information regarding the main environmental risks to health during emergencies. It also addresses the different phases of the disaster management cycle for environmental health emergencies.

WHO - Food Safety: Chemical risks - Chemical risks in food


Food additives and contaminants resulting from food manufacturing and processing can also adversely affect health. Sound scientific risk assessment to define exposure levels of no health concern for such chemicals form the basis for national and international food safety standards.

WHO - Food Safety: Chemical risks - Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) publications.


JECFA traditionally meets twice a year to evaluate food additives, contaminants, naturally occurring toxicants and residues of veterinary drugs in food. Each meeting results in three principle types of publications, as well as other minor documentation. FAO and WHO assure that a considerable body of publications from JECFA is made available in several easily accessible on-line archives.

WHO - Food Safety: Chemical risks - JECFA Reports - WHO Technical Report series (TRS)


These reports contain concise toxicological evaluations and the chemical and analytical aspects of each substance reviewed by JECFA, as well as information on the intake assessment. In addition, the reports also contain general considerations relating to the procedures applied by JECFA. More detailed information on the data used in the evaluations can be found in the WHO Food Additive Series (FAS).

WHO - Food Safety: Chemical risks - JECFA monographs - WHO Food additives series (FAS)


These monographs, published by the World Health Organization, contain detailed descriptions of the biological and toxicological data considered in the evaluation, as well as the intake assessment. The 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th through 52nd series of FAS monographs are available in HTML format.

WHO - International Health Regulations (IHR)


Directly link to "International Health Regulations (IHR)" page of WHO's website. With the support of WHO, the 194 States Parties to the International Health Regulations (IHR) have been implementing these global rules to enhance national, regional and global public health security.

World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO/SEARO)


The objective of the World Health Organization (hereinafter called the Organization) shall be the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

WHO/SEARO - Food and Chemical Safety (FCS)


The Food and Chemical Safety is responsible to support SEAR member countries to promote healthy lifestyles and environments for sustainable human development.

Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS)


IFCS provides an open, transparent and inclusive forum for discussing issues of common interest and also new and emerging issues in the area of sound management of chemicals.

Inter-Organization Programme For The Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)


IOMC is the pre-eminent mechanism for initiating, facilitating and coordinating international action to achieve the WSSD 2020 goal for sound management of chemicals.

The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)


IPCS is implementing activities related to chemical safety including chemicals in food.

IPCS - Environmental Health Criteria


Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) documents provide international, critical reviews on the effects of chemicals or combinations of chemicals and physical and biological agents on human health and the environment.

IPCS - Ten Chemicals of Major Public Health Concern


Directly link to "Ten Chemicals of Major Public Health Concern" page of IPCS's website that have the information on the 10 chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.

IPCS - Training


Directly link to "Training" page of IPCS's website.

IPCS - Chemical Safety Information from Intergovernmental Organizations (INCHEM)


IPCS INCHEM is a tool for those concerned with chemical safety and the sound management of chemicals. Produced through cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

IPCS INCHEM - Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICADs)


Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICAD) are concise documents that provide summaries of the relevant scientific information concerning the potential effects of chemicals upon human health and/or the environment.

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)


SAICM is a policy framework to promote chemical safety around the world.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


UNEP provide to be leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Codex Alimentarius


The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts JECFA (The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives) JEMFA (The Joint FAO/WHO Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment).

Codex Alimentarius - Food Additives


The "Codex General Standard for Food Additives" (GSFA, Codex STAN 192-1995) sets forth the conditions under which permitted food additives may be used in all foods, whether or not they have previously been standardized by Codex.

International Labour Organization-International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (WHO-ILO-CIS)


CIS is the knowledge management arm of the Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork). Its goal is to ensure that workers and everyone concerned with their protection have access to the facts they need to prevent occupational injuries and diseases. CIS continuously monitors world literature on occupational safety and health through its contacts with publishers and with 140 focal points ("CIS Centres") at the national or regional level.

International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)


The International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) is a global network of more than 700 public interest non-governmental organizations working together for the elimination of persistent organic pollutants, on an expedited yet socially equitable basis.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)


The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) serve to advance the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and to contribute to the application of chemistry in the service of Mankind. As a scientific, international, non-governmental and objective body, IUPAC can address many global issues involving the chemical sciences.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


To stop the accelerating degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to help its human inhabitants live in greater harmony with nature.

The Conventions related to Chemical safety and Chemicals management:
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Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA)


MEAs are agreements between states which may take the form of "soft-law", setting out non-legally binding principles which parties will respect when considering actions which affect a particular environmental issue, or "hard-law" which specify legally-binding actions to be taken to work toward an environmental objective.

The Basel Convention


The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is the most comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes.

The Rotterdam Convention


The Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Stockholm Convention


Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Montreal Protocol


Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

The Kyoto Protocol


The Kyoto Protocol is a legally binding agreement under which industrialized countries will reduce their collective emissions of greenhouse gases by 5.2% compared to the year 1990

The Vienna Convention


Handbook for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)


The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons. Its full name is the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. The agreement is administered by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is an independent organization based in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has as its vision "to return the natural environment to the Thai people and to work towards the incorporation of natural resources and the environment in the Government's national agenda as these provide the basis for social and economic development".

Pollution Control Department (PCD), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


The Pollution Control Department's vision is to be an organization in which the society trusts and has confidence in the management of pollution for a better environment and a better quality of life.

Environmental Research and Training Centre (ERTC), Department of Environmental Quality, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


The Environmental Research and Training Centre (ERTC) is responsible to carry out research and to provide technical support in the implementation of natural resources and environmental policy and natural resources and environmental initiatives.

Ministry of Public Health


Ministry of Public Health is responsible for the oversight of Public Health in Thailand.

Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Health


Thai FDA focuses on the increasing consumers' confidence in health products.

Hazardous Substance Control Group, Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Health


The Hazardous Substances Control Group is responsible for supervising the use of hazardous substances in households and public health programs. Study and consider which chemicals or substances should be classified as hazardous substances by type of such substances.

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives


Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is responsible for the administration of agricultural policies, forestry, water resources provision, irrigation, promotion and development of farmers and cooperative system, including manufacturing process and agricultural products.

Ministry of Industry


Ministry of Industry is responsible for the promotion and regulation of Industries.

Department of Industrial Work, Ministry of Industry


The Department of Industrial works has been implementing the government service system capability development plan and in response to the objectives and targets of the 8th National Economic and Social Development Plan under the strategy of environmental and natural resource management, social environmental development, human development promotion and support as well as the strategy of popular state development. (Thai language page)

Department of Industrial Works - SAFETY, Ministry of Industry


Department of Industrial Works was established from government sector, private sector and academic sector with the aim to be an information center for Industrial Works. (Thai language page)

Knowledge Management, Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry


Knowledge Management is an information center for department of industrial works. Collect information related to chemical which used in manufactory. (Thai language page)

Treaties and international strategies bureau, Ministry of Industry


Treaties and International Strategies Bureau is acting as a focal point to jointly consider international agreements of Conventions and Protocols regarding industrial hazardous substances.

Hazardous Substances Control Bureau, Ministry of Industry


Hazardous Substances Control Bureau is responsible for oversight of chemical for hazardous substances including registration, import, export and possession. (Thai language page)

Industrial Waste Management Bureau, Ministry of Industry


Industrial Waste Management Bureau is responsible for operating plan and project with related to manufacture's inspection and consideration. (Thai language page)

Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management (EHWM)


EHWM operations in the manner of cooperation partners with five universities with the aim to generate staffs in field of environmental and hazardous waste management including to create new knowledge and research to support the environmental management of the country. (Thai language page)

Chemical Safety Management System


Intended to Chulalongkorn University's system for management of chemicals and hazardous waste standards and effective agencies and has ability to handle the coordination and management of chemicals and hazardous wastes. (Thai language page)

Chemtrack, knowlelge-based for chemical safety


Chemtrack is provide, coordinate and manage information and knowledge related to hazardous materials and safety, including giving knowledge related to chemicals. (Thai language page)

Siriraj Poison Control Center


Directly link to Siriraj Poison Control Center's website. (Thai language page)

Ramathibodi Poison Center


Directly link to Ramathibodi Poison Center's website. (Thai language page)

International Centre for Environmental and Industrial Toxicology (ICEIT)


ICEIT has been established as a specialized center to operate and coordinate academic and research activities in the area of environmental toxicology and technology, including biotechnology to protect the environment and human health.

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Ministry of Environment and Forest


Ministry of Environment and Forest was an Inspector General of Forests, in addition to the Chief Conservation of forests, to coordinate forestry activities.

Department of Environment (DOE)


DOE's mission is to help secure a clean and healthy environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)


The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) is one of the key ministries of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare


Ministry of Health & Family Welfare seeks to create conditions whereby the people of Bangladesh have the opportunity to reach and maintain the highest attainable level of people health. It is a vision that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and therefore the need to promote health and suffering in the spirit of social justice.

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National Environment Commission (NEC)


The National Environment Commission is a high-level autonomous agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan and is mandated to look after all issues related to environment in Bhutan.

Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoA)


Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is responsible for sustainable natural resources for equitable social and economic well being of the Bhutanese people and the nation state.

Ministry of Health (MoH)


Ministry of Health is responsible for build a healthy and happy nation through a dynamic professional health system, attainment of highest standard of health by the people within the broader framework of overall national development in the spirit of social, justice, and equity.

Ministry of Economic Affairs


The Ministry of Economic Affairs comprises of four technical Departments namely, the Departments of Trade, Industry, Energy and Geology and Mines.

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National Portal of India


National Portal of India is a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Government entities.

Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF)


The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programs.

Ministry of Agriculture


Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for improvement and development of the agricultural resources in the country.

Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture


The Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries (DADF) is responsible for matters relating to livestock production, preservation, protection from disease and improvement of stocks and dairy development, and also for matters relating to the Delhi Milk Scheme and the National Dairy Development Board. It also looks after all matters pertaining to fishing and fisheries, inland and marine.

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is responsible for all government programs relating to family planning in India.

National Institute of Occupational Health


National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH). The major objectives of the Institute and its centers are to identify and mitigate the occupational and environmental health problems in the country.

Centre for Science & Environment India


Centre for Science & Environment India (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi.

Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal


Disaster Management Institute is the leading organizations in the country, which has attained substantial credibility in imparting professional training and conducting consultancy services on natural and man-made disasters management.

National Environmental Engineering Research Institute


Directly link to National Environmental Engineering Research Institute's website.

Central Pollution Control Board


Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Ministry of Environment & Forests has principal functions, as spelt out in the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution), and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) to promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different areas of the States by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution, and to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country.

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Ministry of Agriculture


Directly link to Ministry of Agriculture's website.

Ministry of Environment


Directly link to Ministry of Environment's website.

Ministry of Health


Directly link to Ministry of Health's website.

Ministry of Industry


Directly link to Ministry of Industry's website (Bahasa Indonesia).

Ministry of Trade


Directly link to Ministry of Trade's website.

The National Agency of Drug and Food Control (NA-DFC)


NA-DFC is established with a national and international networking, authority to conduct law enforcement and highly credible professionalism.

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Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture


The Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture (MOFA) has the overall mandate for the sustainable management and development of fisheries, agriculture and marine resources of the nation.

Ministry of Health and Family


The Ministry of Health and Family is responsible to establish systems for health, well-being and social protection of its people; provision of affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services and drug rehabilitation services, and strengthen mechanisms for protecting the rights of its children, women, persons with disabilities and the elderly and sustain the quality of the healthcare and social protection services.

Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure


Directly link to Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure's website.

Ministry of Environment and Energy


Directly link to Ministry of Environment and Energy's website.

Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Housing and Environment


Environmental Protection Agency is an independent legal regulatory entity, working under the supervision of a governing body under the Ministry of Housing and Environment. The EPA Governing Board is a statutory body, established under the Environment Protection Act, with expertise in environment protection, industry, environmental science, regional issues, environmental law and local government.

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Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation


Main objective of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) is to increase of crop production

Ministry of Health


The Ministry of Health is responsible to enable every citizen to attain full life expectancy and enjoy longevity of life and to ensure that every citizen is free from diseases.

Ministry of Forestry


The Ministry of Forest is composed of the Minister's Office, Planning and Statistic, Forest Department, Dry Zone Greening Department, Myanma Timber Enterprise and Survey Department.

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Ministry of Environment


Ministry of Environment is responsible to promote the sustainable development of country, conserve the natural and cultural environment including conserve the life- supported elements ( air ,water , soil), etc.

Ministry of Health and Population


The Ministry of Health plays a leading role in improving the health of the people including mental, physical and social well being, for overall national development with the increased participation of the private sector and non-government institutions in the implementation of programmes.

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives


The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) bears the overall responsibility for the growth and development of agriculture that is the major sector of Nepal's economy.

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology, Government of Nepal, Ministry of Industry, Nepal


Nepal Bureau of Standards & Metrology (NBSM) is the National Standards Body of Nepal. It is one of the departments under Government of Nepal, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.

Sri Lanka
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Ministry of Environmental


The Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka remains committed for the management of the environment and natural resources of the country, maintaining the equilibrium between the trends in rapid economic development and use of natural resource base.

The Ministry of Agriculture


The Ministry of Agriculture is responsible to strong Foods, spices and allied crop sector for national prosperity.

The Department of Agriculture


The Department of Agriculture (DOA) functions under the Ministry of Agriculture and the DOA is one of the largest government departments with a high profile community of agricultural scientists and a network of institutions covering different agro ecological regions island wide.

Ministry of Health


Ministry of Health is responsible to contribute to social and economic development of Sri Lanka by achieving the highest attainable health status through promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services of high quality made available and accessible to people of Sri Lanka

Ministry of Industry and Commerce


Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) plays a dynamic role in the development of the industrial sector. It is the key Ministry responsible for promoting industrial development in the country.

Ministry of Plantation industries


Ministry of Plantation industries is responsible to achieve national prosperity through development of the plantation industry.

Central Environmental Authority


The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has the objective of integrating environmental considerations in the development process of the country.

Timor Leste
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Non-SEAR country links
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The main role of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG) is to initiate and define new environmental legislation and to ensure that agreed measures are put into practice in the EU Member States.

Europa - REACH


Directly link to "REACH" of Europa's website. REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into force on 1 June 2007.

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)


ECHA will manage the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure consistency across the European Union. These REACH processes are designed to provide additional information on chemicals, to ensure their safe use, and to ensure competitiveness of the European industry.

European chemical Substances Information System (ESIS)


ESIS is the information system on chemicals of the European Union maintained by the European Chemicals Bureau.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)


COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Most businesses use substances, or products that are mixtures of substances. Some processes create substances. These could cause harm to employees, contractors and other people. Sometimes substances are easily recognised as harmful. Common substances such as paint, bleach or dust from natural materials may also be harmful.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA )


OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Since the agency was created in 1971.

Hazard Communication: Foundation of Workplace Chemical Safety Programs


Hazard Communications information from OSHA and the US Department of Labor.

Clemson University Department of Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences


Pesticide Information Program, Department of Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences, Clemson University, USA

American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)


ACGIH® is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. For over 60 years, ACGIH® has been respected for its dedication to the industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety industries.

The national Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.EPA)


EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory


This inventory is a list of each chemical substance that is manufactured or processed in the United States provided by EPA.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry for Life


ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

Agency for Toxic Substance (ATSDR)


The agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

The National Library of Medicine


The National Library of Medicine (NLM), is a part of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice.

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network)


Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Collection of toxicology and environmental health databases. TOXNET includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB?), a database of potentially hazardous chemicals, TOXLINE? (containing references to the world's toxicology literature), and ChemIDplus? (a chemical dictionary and structure database).

National Toxics Network (NTN)


The National Toxics Network (NTN) is a community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all. NTN is the Australian focal point for the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) and works towards the full implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) 2001 and other global chemical conventions. NTN is a member of the NGO delegation to the POPs Review Committee which is the UN scientific committee assessing new POPs' nominations.

National Toxics Network (NTN) - Chemical conventions handbook


The handbook offers information on five chemical conventions and their common elements with an aim to support the environmentally sound management of toxic chemicals and hazardous waste in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Chemical Risk Information Platform (CHRIP)


Chemical Risk Information Platform (CHRIP) is a database provided free of charge by internet, comprehensive information on Risk Assessments and Laws & Regulations etc. of chemical substances that can be searched by entering the number, name etc. or provided by a list for each categories.