UN offers free access to chemical safety data

Thousands of documents on chemical risks and chemical risk management are now freely available on the world wide web, the international programme on chemical safety (IPCS) has announced. The UN body claims that open access to documents collected from international bodies since 1997 under its "Inchem" programme will boost worldwide efforts towards environmentally sound management of chemicals. See IPCS, a press release, and the Inchem database.

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