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Ref.No. [Initiator]
NET-56 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Immunotoxicology and Allergic Hypersensitivity

Director / Head: 
  Prof. dr. Henk VAN LOVEREN
 




Institution:
  Department for Innovative Testing Strategies, in the Centre for Health Protection
  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 2476
Fax:
  (31-30) 274 4446
Web Site:
  http://www.rivm.nl/
Date of Designation:
  23/Apr/1993
Last Redesignation:
  27/Apr/2015
Expiry:
  27/Apr/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. Assist WHO in the evaluation of predictive test methods and the development and harmonization of methodologies for assessment of health risks associated with exposure to chemicals that can affect the immune system.  
  2. Assist WHO with evaluation of the human health risks associated with exposure to chemicals that can affect the immune system, including advising WHO on requests received from Member States concerning immunotoxic and allergic effects. 
  3. Promote capacity building and training of risk assessors on immunotoxicology.  
  4. Participate in, and contribute to, the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network. 
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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:
  3.5.2 - Norms, standards and guidelines to define environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with air quality, chemicals, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies, and climate change
 
 
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