Chemical Management Section
Air Quality Training Center Bldg., DENR Compound
Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

TeleFax: (02) 928-8892
Email: chemicals@emb.gov.ph

Chemicals, whether occurring in nature or manufactured in laboratories, are at the heart of any industrialized society. These chemicals help protect our health and control pests and diseases. Chemicals and chemical substances, ranging from pharmaceutical to agricultural chemicals and extending to a diverse range of applications in homes, businesses and industries, have contributed toward improving living conditions and prolonging human life.

Most chemicals are beneficial and present little or no risk to the health or environment when used properly, some commonly used chemicals may pose unreasonable risk to public health and environment. The problems associated with exposure to chemicals grew as the number and quantity of chemical substances increased, and the opportunities of application expanded.

Public concern about the harmful effects of inadvertent or international release of chemical substances directly to air, water and soil, or indirectly through food chain contamination has increased. All the sectors of the community, government and industry now recognize the importance of understanding the potential hazards and risks associated with exposure to certain chemicals and need for effective management of chemicals to minimize their effects on health and environment.

OBJECTIVE:


  • Screen out those chemical substances that DENR-EMB determines to be posing a potentially unreasonable risk to public health, to work place, and to the environment; and develop the Philippine Priority Chemical List (PCL).


  • Evaluate the safety of notified new chemicals and chemical substances through the PMPIN process.

  • Regulate, limit, gradually phase out, or ban those chemical substances that are determined to pose unreasonable risks to public health and environment through issuance of Chemical Control Order (CCO)

  • Educate and inform the public on the hazards and unreasonable risks in the manufacture, handling, storage, transport, processing, distribution, use and disposal of toxic chemicals.

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL


EMMANUELITA D. MENDOZA

OIC-Chief, Chemical Management Section

 

Staff of Chemicals:

EDWIN ROMMEL N. NAVALUNA

JOSEPHINE L. MONILLA

ANNE CATHERINE C. PAMA

MARIA ALMIRA F. ALVIA

JOSE JOEL D. MALEON

ANGELICA ANNE N. GALLEGO

ROLAND OMAR C. TAMANI

TRACY BERNADETTE A. VIDAD

GILBERT Q. MAXIMO