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Document ID (ISN)109825
CIS number 09-900
ISBN(s) 978-92-4-156376-5
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Harmonization Project Document No. 6
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Uncertainty and data quality in exposure assessment - Part 1: Guidance document on characterizing and communicating uncertainty in exposure assessment. Part 2: Hallmarks of data quality in chemical exposure assessment
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2008. xiii, 158p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 40.00 (CHF 28.00 in developing countries).
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Abstract Assessment of human exposure to chemicals is a critical input to risk assessment and ultimately to decisions about control of chemicals. This two-part publication aims to improve the quality of information available to decision-makers and its communication. Part one sets out ten principles for characterizing and communicating uncertainty in exposure assessment. Part two addresses the quality of data used in exposure assessment, and sets out four basic hallmarks of data quality - appropriateness, accuracy, integrity and transparency.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; supply of information; exposure evaluation; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) mathematical models; prediction; safety guides; quality control; glossary
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation