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Document ID (ISN)112264
CIS number 12-0011
ISBN(s) 978-92-4-154807-6
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title WHO human health risk assessment toolkit: Chemical hazards
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2010, xv, 87p. Illus. Approx. 100 ref.
Internet access WHO_human_health_risk_assessment_toolkit_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract Aimed at for public health and environmental professionals, regulators, industrial managers and other decision-makers, this WHO manual provides users with guidance to identify, acquire and use the information needed to assess chemical hazards, exposures and the corresponding health risks in their given health risk assessment contexts at local or national levels. It contains road maps for conducting a human health risk assessment, identifies information that must be gathered to complete an assessment and lists electronic links to international resources from which the user can obtain information and methods essential for conducting the human health risk assessment. Contents: description of human health risk assessment of chemicals; description of the toolkit; international risk assessment resources; case studies (drinking water, PM10 respirable particulate matter, pesticides).
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; WHO; chemical products; toxicology; hazard evaluation; chemical hazards; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) UNEP; physiology; sampling and analysis; exposure tests; toxic effects; criteria document; description of technique
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceIPCS
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Risk evaluation