India, Sept. 20 -- Leaders gathering at Bonn next weekmust strengthen a global agreement that prioritises accountability for pollution from chemicals

Managed responsibly, chemicals offer immense contributions to our progress. They underpin critical sectors, from agriculture to healthcare, and drive technological breakthroughs that have transformed industries. They are the building blocks of our modern world, enabling us to achieve feats previously unimaginable. But the story is far from one-sided.

The cost of neglecting proper chemical management is increasingly evident. Workers around the world are facing a global health crisis due to occupational exposure to toxic chemicals.

More than one billion workers every year are exposed to haz...