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Document ID (ISN)103950
CIS number 05-19
ISBN(s) 92-4-156267-6
Year 2004
Convention or series no. IPCS Harmonization Project Document No.1
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title IPCS Risk assessment terminology - Part 1: IPCS/OECD key generic terms used in chemical hazard/risk assessment - Part 2: IPCS glossary of key exposure assessment terminology
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2004. iii, 117p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 40,00, USD 36,00 (CHF 28.00 in developing countries).
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Abstract This publication consists of two parts: Part 1 contains internationally-harmonized generic terms used in hazard and risk assessment. This set of harmonized terms was developed by the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) after an extensive survey of the terms used by chemical risk assessment professionals. Part 2 consists of a glossary of exposure assessment terminology assembled by an IPCS exposure assessment working group. Implementation of these harmonized terms will help facilitate the mutual acceptance of hazard and exposure assessments of chemicals between countries, saving resources for both governments and industry.
Descriptors (primary) chemical safety; chemical hazards; exposure evaluation; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; IPCS; UNEP; glossary; harmful substances; dose-response relationship; OECD
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Exposure evaluation