The Kenya Constitution (Article 42) entitles every citizen to a clean and healthy environment, which includes the right to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations. Chemicals are part and parcel of all forms of development sectors including agriculture, manufacturing, services, mining, health and energy, which are key pillars in achievement of the Kenya development agenda such as Vision 2030. Sound chemicals management is a critical determinant for a clean and healthy environment and key in achievement indicator of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Chemicals are useful because of their inherent benefits but are also associated with risks. Chemicals can be flammable, corrosive, reactive, carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic among other negative effects. This portal is a joint project by the various sector players in chemicals management to provide the public with a platform providing Chemical related information.