CEC Commission of the European Communities
CEFIC European Chemical Industry Council, Brussels
CFC chlorofluorocarbon
CHEMISEED Chemical Industry-Sustain-able Economic and Ecological Development programme
CICAD Concise International ChemicalA ssessment Documents
CICH Canadian Institute of Child Health, Ottawa
CMA Chemical Manufacturers Association, USA
DDT dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane
DETR Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions, London
DoE Department of the Environment, London
EA Environment Agency, England and Wales
EDF Environmental Defense Fund, Washington
EEA European Environment Agency, Copenhagen
EC European Commission
ECB European Chemicals Bureau
ECMT European Conference of Ministers of Transport
ECU European currency unit
EDS endocrine-disrupting substances
EHP Environmental Health Perspectives, N. Carolina, USA
EINECS European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances
ELINCS European List of Notified Chemical Substances (lists "new" substances)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency, Washington
EU European Union
EU15 All 15 Member States of the EU
FAO Food and Agricultural Organization (UN
GDP gross domestic product
H P V C s high production volume chemicals
HSE Health and Safety Executive, London
ICEM International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mining and General Workers Unions, Geneva
IFCS International Forum on Chemical Safety
ILO International Labour Organisation
IPCS International Programme on Chemical Safety
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, UN
IUCLID International Uniform Chemical Information Database. European Chemicals Bureau of the EC’s Joint Research Centre.
JOCP Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), Amsterdam
KEMI The Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate, Stockholm
LRTAP Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
MSF Manufacturing Science Finance Union, London
NAS National Academy of Sciences, USA
NONS Notification of New Substances Directive – Enforcement Project
NRC National Research Council, Washington
NRDC National Resources Defense Council, Washington
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PAHs polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PIC prior informed consent
PRTR Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers
POPs persistent organic pollutants
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK
SENSE Solid Enforcement of Substances in Europe
UCB Institute of Allergy, Brussels
UN United Nations
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
VOCs volatile organic compounds
WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WRI World Resources Institute, Washington



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