Chemical substances and health protection

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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.



La normativa sui tatuaggi

Il Regolamento europeo N. 1907/2006 (REACH) concernente la registrazione, la valutazione, l’autorizzazione e la restrizione delle sostanze chimiche è stato modificato con l’integrazione di una nuova restrizione relativa agli inchiostri per tatuaggi e PMU per la cui proposta l’Istituto Superiore di Sanità, di concerto con il Ministero della Salute (Autorità Competente REACH), ha svolto un ruolo di primo piano. Secondo questa misura regolatoria, sono stati limitati l’utilizzo intenzionale o le concentrazioni di circa 4000 sostanze classificate come pericolose negli inchiostri (sostanze cancerogene, mutagene e tossiche per la riproduzione, sostanze sensibilizzanti/corrosivi/irritanti per la pelle, sostanze irritanti/lesive per gli occhi, sostanze vietate nei prodotti cosmetici). Relativamente all'esecuzione dei tatuaggi, in Italia sono abilitati ad effettuare tale pratica solo coloro che sono in possesso dell’attestato di frequenza di uno specifico corso di formazione regionale e che operino nel rispetto dei requisiti igienico-sanitari previsti dalle linee guida del Ministero della Salute.


Vocabolario CNSC

Tatuaggi Normativa Copertina I tatuaggi

Dipartimenti/Centri/Servizi

Centres Chemicals, cosmetics and consumer protection

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