Ever wonder how many chemicals of concern there are in different parts of the world?

Check out this list of lists. If you've ever wondered why compliance and management of chemicals of concerns lists is so challenging, sometimes seeing it all together brings out the big picture. This big picture is a challenge for professionals interested in efficiency. Which is why we always insist that software is, these days, a necessity. Specifically, database-software for managing lists of global chemicals of concern and in-house chemical usages.

That is, software is the answer if there's any hope of managing the problem in an orderly fashion with meaningful, actionable data resulting. The list below shows current number of chemicals on each list, under various jurisdictions, worldwide. They say there are emerging lists in China and India, Brazil and Korea...

Worldwide the lists of chemicals of concern are proliferating and inter-tangled...
Note: this list was pulled from a presentation made recently by the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, a public document.