Chemical safety and protection of human health: the Slovenian experience (2016)



2016, x + 69 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5208 5
This publication is only available online.

The active participation of the health sector in chemicals management is critical for progress towards the 2020 goal in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management of minimizing the negative impact of chemicals on human health and the environment. Although approaches to chemical safety differ significantly from country to country, sharing experience on existing practices can provide useful information for planning and taking action leading to the stronger engagement of health professionals in chemicals management.

In Slovenia, the Ministry of Health hosts the Chemicals Office of the Republic of Slovenia and is responsible for the overall organization of its work. This publication provides information on how the chemicals management system in Slovenia was built and how it works now, and the opportunities and limitations of putting the chemicals authority in the public health sector.