Journal of Cancer Prevention

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International organizations and chemical agents including endocrine disruptor

Organization Establishment Composition Major activity
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 1971 USA, Japan, European Union (EU), et al. (29 nations)

- Mutual recognition and enforcement between member states Good Laboratory Practice adjustment

- Chemicals related to mutual information exchange

- Systematic investigation of existing chemicals and database screen

- Environmental hazard assessment of new chemicals

- Right to participate in the local population to ensure the chemical-related policy decisions

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals [IRPTC] 1976 United Nations (UN)

- Create a comprehensive database of information on chemicals

- Build an international network for the exchange of information

- International notification system for the regulation of chemicals international promotion

- Data exchange ‘London Guideline’ for the implementation of the information exchange of international trade, such as chemical

International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) 1980 UN, International Labour Organization (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO)

- Risk assessment and development of the various test methods on human health and the environment by exposure to the chemical

- Addiction prevention and promotion of international cooperation and technical assistance activities with developing countries for the treatment and training

- Promote international cooperation to respond to chemical incidents

Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) 1994 UN, ILO, WHO

- Enlargement and strengthening of the international assessment of chemical risks

- Combination for classification and labeling of chemical

- Information exchange on toxic chemicals and chemical risks

- Risk reduction plan

- Strengthening of national capabilities and facilities for chemicals management

- Preventing illegal trade in hazardous chemicals

Cited from the article of Yeo (Korean Institute of Criminology) with original copyright holder’s permission.11

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