Chemical substances and health protection


Chemical substances and health protection

Chemical substances and health protection

The use of chemicals in modern society, in almost all production processes, makes the chemical sector one of the most important and globalized in the world economy. However, the essential contribution of these substances must be balanced with the identification of potential costs. These include the intensive use of water and energy as well as possible risks and negative impacts on the environment and human health. The diversity and potential gravity of these impacts make the management of chemicals an essential cross-cutting issue for sustainable development.

Consumers and users, if properly informed, can make a significant contribution to reducing risks, including through an informed choice of products and their responsible use.

The limitation of any damage to health and the environment can be guaranteed by the evaluation and management of substances throughout the entire life cycle, from production, to disposal, to reuse.

The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, the National Institute of Health in Italy) has a leading role in the Italian and European context in research, evaluation, management, control and regulation in the sector of chemicals and products and helps to protect human health by promoting innovation and competitiveness.

The ISS assesses the dangers and risks associated with substances and chemicals and is the national reference for the prevention and surveillance of dangerous exposures and intoxications, and for the national control plans and coordinates the network of national laboratories.

It also represents the technical-scientific interface of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), addressing emerging issues related to the health of the population.

Back Centri AntiVeleni e intossicazioni da sostanze chimiche

Il consumatore, in caso di probabili o sospette esposizioni pericolose, deve rivolgersi ai Centri Antiveleni tenendo a portata di mano, se possibile, la confezione del prodotto o almeno riferire il marchio, il nome commerciale e il volume della confezione!

Consulta l’elenco dei CAV attivi 24 ore al giorno:

CAV “Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù” – Roma

Tel. (+39) 06.6859.3726

CAV “Azienda Ospedaliera Università di Foggia” – Foggia

Tel. 800.183.459

CAV “Azienda Ospedaliera A. Cardarelli” – Napoli

Tel. (+39) 081.545.3333

CAV Policlinico “Umberto I” – Roma

Tel. (+39) 06.4997.8000

CAV Policlinico “A. Gemelli” – Roma

Tel. (+39) 06.305.4343

CAV Azienda Ospedaliera “Careggi” U.O. Tossicologia Medica – Firenze

Tel. (+39) 055.794.7819

CAV Centro Nazionale di Informazione Tossicologica – Pavia

Tel. (+39) 0382.24.444

CAV Ospedale Niguarda – Milano

Tel. (+39) 02.66.1010.29

CAV Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII – Bergamo

Tel. 800.88.33.00

CAV Centro antiveleni Veneto – Verona

Tel. 800.011.858


Chemicals, cosmetics and consumer protection


Chemical substances and health protection Advice to the consumer