COMMISSION ON TOXICOLOGY (VII.C.2)
Title: Risk Assessment; Educational Material
Duffus, R. F. Herber,
E. Olsen and J.
Completion Date: 2001 - project completed
Risk assessment for processes using chemicals is now mandatory in many
countries. It is required for decision making about such processes at
all levels from bench chemistry up to international regulation. However,
although much has been written about it, there is still no broad agreement
on best practice. In particular, the interface with toxicology has not
always had a sound scientific base. This topic is being addressed at
the forthcoming ComTox Seminar in Luxembourg in October (1999?). In
the light of the conclusions and recommendations from this, and their
own expertise, the group will identify the areas of risk assessment
which ComTox may address effectively and define achievable projects
in this area.
IUPAC Technical Report entitled 'Risk assessment for
occupational exposure to chemicals. A review of current methodology',
73(6), pp. 993-1031, 2001
Dr. John H. Duffus is also the author of a summary entitled
Assessment Terminology' that presents the main points of a report
of the work of a joint International Program on Chemical Safety/Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development (IPCS/OECD) Working Party.
Chem. Int. Vol. 23, No. 2, 2001.
toxicology - an educational resource
This compilation of presentations has been prepared by John Duffus
and Howard Worth; it is intended to provide educators with a resource
of materials for teaching and learning the fundamentals of toxicology.
<project write-up published in Chem.