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Document ID (ISN)78166
CIS number 02-68
ISBN(s) 92-4-157228-0
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 228
Author(s)
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Principles and methods for the assessment of risk from essential trace elements
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2002. xviii, 60p. Illus. 133 ref. Price: CHF 26,00 (CHF 18,20 in developing countries).
Internet access http://www.inchem.org/documents/ehc/ehc/ehc228.htm [in English]
Abstract The risk assessment approach described in this monograph applies only to essential trace elements (ETEs) involved in human health. It gives methods for analysing the boundaries between deficient and excess oral intakes of ETEs. It focuses on the concept of acceptable range of oral intake (AROI). Contents: introduction (purpose, criteria for essentiality of trace elements, definitions); acceptable range of oral intake; variability of human populations; effects of deficiency and excess; application of homeostatic model in human risk assessment to exposure of ETEs.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; WHO; hazard evaluation; toxicology; ingestion; trace metals
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; criteria document; UNEP; description of technique; ILO
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Risk evaluation