ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)101250
CIS number 03-339
Year 2001
Convention or series no. WHO/PCS/01.6
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Inventory of IPCS and other WHO pesticide evaluations and summary of toxicological evaluations performed by the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR). Evaluations through 2001
Bibliographic information World Health Organization (WHO), 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2001. 59p.
Abstract The goal of IPCS activities in the field of pesticides is to identify the type and extent of potential risks to human health arising from the manufacture, transport, use, storage and disposal of pesticides, or the consumption of pesticide residues. For each of the approximately 200 pesticides that have been evaluated to date, the following information is provided (where it exists): CAS registry number; chemical class; use (insecticide, acaricide, herbicide, fungicide, soil fumigant, etc.); reference to IPCS Environmental Health Criteria documents, IPCS Health and Safety Guides, WHO/FAO Data Sheets, IARC reports, WHO Specifications for pesticides used in public health and WHO Guidelines for drinking water quality; prior evaluations by the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues. Replaces CIS 99-1628.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; toxicity evaluation; ecotoxicology; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; IPCS; WHO; food contamination; IARC; list of chemical substances; FAO
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Agricultural chemicals