IUTOX has official relations with WHO as a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO). Through WHO's International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), they work to establish the scientific basis for the sound management of chemicals, and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety.
Chemical safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals in such a way as to ensure the safety of human health and the environment. It covers all chemicals, natural and manufactured, and the full range of exposure situations from the natural presence of chemicals in the environment to their extraction or synthesis, industrial production, transport, use and disposal.
WHO maintains a great deal of information about chemical safety and has developed risk assessment tools, which may be applied in numerous situations. Please refer to the WHO Web site to explore the full range of their resources and materials.