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Chemical incidents

International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Source: ILO, UNEP, WHO
Web site: English

Chemical Safety Information from Intergovernmental Organizations (INCHEM)
Source: International Organizations
Web site: English

WHO technical notes on environmental sanitation in emergencies
Source: WHO
Web site: English

WHO Manual: The Public Health Management of Chemical Incidents
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO - IOMC [FAO, ILO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, WHO and OECD]
English

Make hospitals safe in emergencies - World Health Day - 7 April 2009 - Save lives
Publication date: 2009
Source: WHO
English

Principles for evaluating health risks in children associated with exposure to chemicals - Environmental Health Criteria 237 - Report containing the collective views of an international group of experts
Publication date: 2006
Source: ILO/UNEP/WHO (IPCS)
English

Guidelines on the prevention of toxic exposures - Education and public awareness activities
Publication date: 2004
Source: ILO/UNEP/WHO (IPCS)
English

Global insecticide use for vector-borne disease control
Publication date: 2004
Source: WHO
English

OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response
Guidance for Public Authorities, Industry, Labour and Others
Publication date: 2003
Source: IOMC and OECD
English Spanish

Draft guidelines on the management of public health pesticides
Report of the WHO Interregional Consultation, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 25-28 February 2003
Publication date: 2003
Source: WHO
English French Spanish

Public Health and Chemical Incidents
Guidance for National and Regional Policy Makers in the Public/Environmental Health Roles
Publication date: 1999
Source: International Organizations
English

Rapid health assessment protocols for emergencies
Publication date: 1999
Source: WHO
English

Assessing the health consequences of major chemical incidents - epidemiological approaches
Publication date: 1997
Source: WHO/EURO
English

Basic Analytical Toxicology
Publication date: 1995
Source: ILO, UNEP, WHO
English  

Health Aspects of Chemical Accidents
Guidance on chemical accident awareness, preparedness and response for health professionals and emergency responders
Publication date: 1994
Source: ILO, OECD, UNEP, WHO
English French

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