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

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)53730
CIS number 90-954
ISBN(s) 92-825-8422-4
Year 1988
Convention or series no. EUR 11642 EN
Author(s) Aitio A., Becking G., Berlin A., Bernard A., Foa V., Kello D., Krug E., Léonard A., Nordberg G.
Title Indicators for assessing exposure and biological effects of genotoxic chemicals: Consensus and technical reports
Bibliographic information Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Grand Duchy of L-2985 Luxembourg, 29 rue Aldringen, L-2985 Luxembourg, 1988. 191p. Bibl. Price: ECU 15.00.
Abstract Proceedings of a workshop held in Luxembourg from 6 to 9 July 1987 to evaluate the current methods which use indicators in human biological materials for assessing exposure to and/or biological effects of genotoxic chemcials. The conclusion of the workshop was that despite the existence of a number of tests available to assess exposure and/or effects of genotoxic chemicals, none of these tests can assess the health risks at an individual level. Experience gained from routine biological monitoring in this area, is therefore limited. The importance of ethical considerations with regard to biological testing was stressed.
Descriptors (primary) mutagenic effects; dangerous substances; exposure tests; toxicology; determination in biological matter; European Communities
Descriptors (secondary) Luxembourg; conference; WHO; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Biological monitoring
Ethical issues