IPCS Mode of Action Framework
IPCS Harmonization Project Document, No. 4
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563499 ISBN-10    9241563494
Order Number    11500717 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2008        127   pages
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The use of structured frameworks in chemical risk assessment promotes transparent, harmonized approaches. This book presents two IPCS frameworks originally published in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, in a user-friendly large format. Part 1 contains the IPCS Framework for Analysing the Relevance of a Cancer Mode of Action for Humans, along with three case studies illustrating its application. Part 2 contains the IPCS Framework for Analysing the Relevance of a Non-Cancer Mode of Action for Humans.

The output of a framework analysis is a clear statement of conclusions, together with the confidence, analysis, and implications of the findings. The frameworks provide a means of ensuring a transparent evaluation of the data, identification of key data gaps and of information that would be of value in the further risk assessment of the chemical in question.

This book will be useful to risk assessment and regulatory institutions, the chemical industry, as well as to biology and toxicology scientists and researchers.