Chemical industry database finds links between chemicals and deaths in Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has identified more than 20 chemicals in Iran as “likely to be hazardous” to human health and to the environment, according to a new database compiled by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

The chemical industry website ChemChina.com said the most common chemicals were sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, benzene, bromine and methylene chloride.

Other chemicals listed as “high risk” include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychloroethylene (PCEB), benzene glycol, and styrene, according the database.

The IAEA’s database covers chemical industries around the world.

The agency does not compile national data, but it does track the production of chemicals.

The U.N. chemical agency’s website does not list any chemical products, but lists a range of substances that can cause health problems and have been linked to cancers.IAEA spokeswoman Mary Robinson said the agency has been working with the U-N chemical agency on a national database.

Robinson said that since 2002, the agency’s data has shown that some of the most commonly used chemical products in the world have been produced in Iran, with the most recent data showing that in 2017 alone, more than 5,500 chemicals were listed in Iran.

She said Iran has a strong commitment to international standards, including the IAEB’s list of chemicals, but noted that the country has not been able to comply with international chemical safety standards.

Robinsons said the IEA’s database is the first of its kind, and that it will include more than 1,000 chemicals.