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Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Environmental Health Risk Assessment

Director / Head: 
  Prof Martin van der Berg
 




Institution:
  Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS)
  University of Utrecht
Address:
  P.O. Box 80 176
  NL-3508 TD
  Utrecht
Town:
  Utrecht
Country:
  NETHERLANDS
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (31-30) 253 5400
Fax:
  (31-30) 253 5077
Web Site:
  http://www.iras.uu.nl
Date of Designation:
  03/Sep/2002
Last Redesignation:
  04/Jun/2011
Expiry:
  04/Jun/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Support and evaluate WHO approaches and methodologies for risk assessment of chemical and biological agents in the human food chain and the environment as it affects food and water safety. 
  2. Develop concepts and methodologies for evaluation of adverse health effects related to mixtures of chemical and biological agents in the human food chain and its environment. 
  3. Support WHO in cases of food safety emergencies through risk assessments including laboratory investigations. 
  4. Evaluate and develop methodologies for exposure assessment of environmental and occupational contaminants with special emphasis on POPs, pesticides and atmospheric pollutants. 
  5. Contribute to and support the development of training methods and materials for programs and courses on risk assessment for human health and environmental quality with respect to the presence of chemical and biological agents in the environment and the food chain 
  6. Contribute to global burden of disease work (GBD) in the occupational health 
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Subjects:
  1. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
  2. Food safety 
  3. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Evaluation  
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 9.5 - Systems for surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases strengthened; food-hazard monitoring and evaluation programmes established and integrated into existing national surveillance systems, and results disseminated to all key players.
  Ower: 9.2 - Norms, including references, requirements, research priorities, guidelines, training manuals and standards, produced and disseminated to Member States in order to increase their capacity to assess and respond to all forms of malnutrition, and zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases, and to promote healthy dietary practices.
 
Responsible Officer:
  TRITSCHER Angelika Maria
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13569
Email:
  tritschera@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  RACIOPPI Francesca
Phone:
  +45 45 33 68 22
Email:
  racioppif@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork