• Most important projects and stakeholders working in this area of public health, including intergovernmental organizations, national government bodies, and non-state actors.

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    Stakeholders & projects
    Organisations: 4
  • Information and evidence resources, issue briefs, case studies and evidence synthesis briefs that can inform policy-making.

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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 1Overviews: 27
  • A collection of policies and analyses in this area of public health in the WHO European Region.

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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 28Analysis: 2
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Policy support: 1
  • Explore related indicators and visualizations, download data in Excel and CSV formats, analyze and share graphics.

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    Indicators & visualizations
    Indicators: 21Visualizations: 35

About the theme

The range of chemicals affecting human health is wide and growing. Chemical production and consumption in the WHO European Region has the highest figures in the world: 11 out of top 30 major chemical-producing countries are European, generating chemical sales of €533 billion. Current state of scientific research and practice in genetics, epidemiology, psychology, neuroscience, and economics confirm that exposure to chemicals is a meaningful factor influencing the developmental origins of health and diseases

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