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Legislation

National legislative and regulatory framework information

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

Minamata Convention on Mercury
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Status:
Ratification
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in international trade

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: No
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Pesticide Legislation based on the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management
access FAO Lex Database

 

 

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 

People working for a healthier environment in United Kingdom