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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Immunotoxicology and Allergic Hypersensitivity

Director / Head: 
  Prof. dr. Henk VAN LOVEREN
 




Institution:
  Section of Immunotoxicology at the Laboratory for Health Protection Research
  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Address:
  P.O. Box 1
  NL-3720 BA
 
Town:
  Bilthoven
Country:
  NETHERLANDS
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (31-30) 274 3485
Fax:
  (31-30) 274 4446
Web Site:
  http://www.rivm.nl/
Date of Designation:
  23/Apr/1993
Last Redesignation:
  27/Apr/2011
Expiry:
  27/Apr/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO, & the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), with evaluation of the human & environmental health risks associated with exposure to chemicals that can affect the immune system. 
  2. To take a leading role in the development & validation of methodology for assessment of health risks associated with exposure to chemicals that can affect the immune system. 
  3. To assist WHO, & in particular the IPCS, in health risk assessment & predictive testing for direct immunotoxicity, allergic hypersensitivity & autoimmunity. 
  4. To serve as a clearing house for the collection & dissemination of information on immuno-toxicity. 
  5. To advise on requests received from Member States concerning immunotoxic & allergic effects. 
  6. To provide a resource for training & development of immunotoxicologists. 
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Subjects:
  1. Chemical safety 
  2. Immunology 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Collection and collation of information 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  VICKERS Carolyn
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11286
Email:
  vickersc@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  JAROSINSKA Dorota
Phone:
 
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork