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Workshop on socio-economic impact assessment of chemical management

FRAM participated in the Workshop on socio-economic impact assessment of chemicals management jointly arranged by OECD and ECHA in Helsinki July 6-8 2016.
The workshop aimed to identify the current status of practice and methodologies for cost-benefit analysis of risk management measures and frameworks addressing the human health and environmental impacts of chemicals in OECD Member Countries. It focused on the methods currently used across jurisdictions and intergovernmental organisations.

The workshop was attended by experts nominated by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, the European Commission, representatives of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) and NGOs. It was also attended by a number of academics and the OECD Secretariat.
FRAM researcher Daniel Slunge contributed with a presentation on costs and benefits of different policy instruments used to regulate trichloroethylene.