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Reducing occupational chemical exposure:
Ambitious recommendations from UN meeting call for reducing chemical hazards throughout electronics life-cycle

by Elizabeth Grossman May 13, 2011 in The Pump Handle

Far-reaching and ambitious recommendations laid out at a meeting of the United Nations Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM) could significantly reduce occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in the electronics industry – and do so at every stage of product life, from component design and manufacturing to recycling. If implemented, these recommendations would reduce health hazards for the thousands of workers employed at electronics production plants worldwide and begin to reduce environmental health hazards for those involved in electronics recycling, as well as for communities where these facilities are located and consumers who use these products. Read whole article.