Managing hazards

India has a disappointing health and safety record. Much legislation exists to protect workers' rights and health, but there is an opportunity to improve in line with the approach taken by developed countries and include process safety elements for the prevention of accidents.

Triggering mutations

Several substances including chemical carcinogens lead to cancer often after metabolic activation in the liver.

Opinions divided

Chemicals found in fossil fuel-powered vehicle exhausts, cosmetics, electric and traditional cigarettes, glue and building materials may increase the risk…