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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Information on this page is reviewed by the SAICM focal point

Name: Dr Kay Williams
Function: Head
Institution: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Address: Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Phone: (+44 20) 80263473
Email: kay.williams@defra.gov.uk; marylisa.madell@fcdo.gov.uk

National legislative and regulatory framework information

National policies, laws, procedures, guidelines and other elements related to safe management of chemicals

UK REACH

 Minamata Convention on Mercury
Status: Ratification [Learn more at Minamata Convention on Mercury]

 Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Status: Ratification ​[Learn more at BRS site]

 Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in international trade 
Status: Ratification ​[Learn more at BRS site]

 Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants 
Status: Ratification ​[Learn more at BRS site]

 ILO C170 - Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170) Convention concerning Safety in the use of Chemicals at Work 
Status: No
[Learn more at ILO site]

 ILO C174 - Prevention of Major Industrial Accidents Convention, 1993 (No. 174)
Status: No
[Learn more at ILO site]

GHS implementation (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals)
[Learn more at UNECE site]

Increased risk reduction:

Risk reduction measures beyond legally binding instruments (i.e. strengthened policy and regulatory frameworks), and compliance and enforcement measures

 Lead in Paint
Status: Yes
[Access our interactive map]

Pesticide Legislation based on the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management
[Access FAO Lex Database]

Governmental websites:

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Poison centers:

World Health Organisation Poison Centers
Data as of 28 February 2019