Women and Chemicals. The impact of hazardous chemicals on women

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Belgie
English
2015

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The current report aims to summarize existing information and initiatives on the topic of women and chemicals, also at work. It provides coprehensive and relevant reccomendations for protection and prevention measures

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ZEMĚDĚLSTVÍ, LESNICTVÍ A RYBÁŘSTVÍ
ZPRACOVATELSKÝ PRŮMYSL
Výroba textilií
Výroba plastových výrobků
Informační činnosti
Kadeřnické, kosmetické a podobné činnosti
Provider: 
Women Engage for a Common Future
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Handling Chemicals
Handling Plants
Manufacturing
Processing Materials
Working Indoors
Working Outdoors
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

oxic chemicals, and especially pesticide,  hexachlorocyclohexane, endosulfan, chlorpyriphos, malathion, aldicarb, formaldehyde,  acrylic ,  styrene, crylonitrile, vinyl chloride, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), brominated flame retardants, heavy metals, a host of solvents, BPA, PVC, triclosan, PBDE, phthalates, perfluorinated compounds and mercury, latex, ammonia and ammonia derivatives, allergens, acrylate copolymers in aerosol-form products, and EDCs such as parabens and UV-filters,  organic solvents, glycol ethers and chlorinated solvents

CAS Number: 
319-86-8
115-29-7
121-75-5
116-06-3
50-00-0
9-10-77
100-42-5
75-01-4
80-05-7
7439-97-6
3380-34-5
EC number: 
206-272-9
204-079-4
204-497-7
204-497-7
200-001-8
201-177-9
202-851-5
200-831-0
201-245-8
231-106-7
222-182-2
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Measurement and assessment
Policy paper
Warning message / Alert
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Researchers
Workers

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