Webinar on Chemicals and COVID Tuesday, 7July2020, 11AM-CEST
Dear Colleagues,COVID-19 has changed our life: disinfectants, hand sanitizers, personal protective equipment (PPE) have become attributes of fighting against the virus transmission. Most of these products contain chemicals or are chemical in their nature. Their improper and unsafe use can lead to toxic effects in people that can be as dangerous as the virus itself.Preliminary analysis of poisoning cases caused by non-intentional and intentional consumption of disinfectants and other relevant products, unsafe behaviours and actions, falsely considered preventive, confirm a need to pay more attention to precautionary measures to ensure their safe use. Environmental impacts of the increased use of disinfectants and other chemical products for COVID-19 require specific attention in a longer-term perspective.These topics will be at a core of a webinar organized by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH), in cooperation with the WHO Headquarters on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 11:00 AM-12:30 PM CEST. Invited speakers will share preliminary analysis of the situation on terms of chemical impact and COVID-19 and outline recommendations on how to ensure safety of chemical products applied to stop spreading of the virus. The webinar is open and you are welcome to participate. Please, mark it in your calendar and do not hesitate to share within your professional networks.Please right to email@example.com for more information on how to join.