Infographic - Chemical safety

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Chemicals are part of our daily lives. Some chemicals are manufactured for specific uses, while others are unwanted products of various processes, and some are of natural origin. Harmful exposure may occur through breathing, drinking, eating or contact. Several sectors and programmes have a role to play in preventing human exposure to chemicals and promoting their sound management throughout their life cycle. The health sector in particular needs to strategically engage in various areas in order to minimize the adverse effects of chemicals.