The Value of International Content in Chemical Hazard Information Solutions
Chemical safety professionals of all types require the right data to make the best possible informed decisions. This often means having to synthesize important information from multiple sources and content producers, including ones originating from outside the United States. Here we look at a few of the many reasons why content produced by international sources is significant and can yield value.
Why International Content?
The inherent value of international content is evident when one considers that a significant amount of the chemical hazard and toxicology research throughout the world is conducted outside the United States. Likewise, an abundance of chemical hazard content is produced globally by societies, organizations, government agencies, and other entities.
Some of the many examples of these include:
- European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC)
- European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
- European Commission (EC)
- European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
- International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
- United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- … and many others
The focus of much of this research is not country-specific, and findings often have “universal” relevance, regardless of the country from which they originate.
Another major factor underlying the significance of international chemical hazard information is the nature of the global marketplace. Chemical products of all types are manufactured, imported, and exported worldwide on a daily basis. Because chemical regulatory laws can vary among different countries, and because certain regulations may apply to parties in multiple countries, having access to relevant international information can be extremely useful for many chemical safety professionals as well as others who work across the supply chain.
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When selecting an appropriate chemical hazard information solution, a variety of factors need to be considered, including the nature and sources of the content it provides. Because of its significant value, the presence of international content should be a major criterion for selection.
Realizing the importance of international content, ToxPlanet delivers consolidated access to chemical hazard information from many of the world’s leading, most trusted, and most consulted sources. Our diverse solutions support the information needs of a broad spectrum of professionals across the globe. To learn more about our products and how they can help address your information needs, contact ToxPlanet and register for a Free Trial.