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          International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC) - 
          summarize essential information on chemical substances; 
          developed cooperatively by the IPCS and the Commission of 
          the European Union (EC).  
     
          The International Chemical Safety Cards summarize essential 
          health and safety information on chemical substances in a clear 
          way, and are not only intended to be used at the "shop floor"
          level by workers, but also by other interested parties in
          factories, agriculture, construction and other places of work. 
     
          Draft versions of the card containing a summary of health and 
          safety information are prepared by cooperating scientific 
          institutions.  These institutions have the task of collecting 
          and validating the relevant information.  The cards are then 
          peer-reviewed by a committee consisting of internationally-
          recognized experts who take into account advice given by 
          manufacturers, workers' representatives and poisons centres. 
     
          The International Chemical Safety Cards are published by the
          Commission of the European Union, and hard copies can
          be obtained from the Office for Official Publications of the
          European Union, 2 rue Mercier, L-2985 Luxembourg.






















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