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Wallström Calls for Creation of UN Panel to Protect Against Chemical Risks

8:18 AM MDT | April 6, 2009 | Alex Scott

Margot Wallström, the European Commission v.p. and the architect of the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program, has called for a new high level United Nations (UN) panel to tackle the risks posed by man-made chemicals.    Speaking at the official opening of the European Chemicals Agency’s (Helsinki) conference center Wallström said such a UN panel “would tackle the risks from chemicals in the same way that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

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