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This report contains the collective views of an international group of experts and does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization or the World Health Organization.

Environmental Health Criteria 237

PRINCIPLES FOR EVALUATING HEALTH RISKS IN CHILDREN ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALSFirst drafts prepared by Dr Germaine Buck Louis, Bethesda, USA; Dr Terri Damstra, Research Triangle Park, USA; Dr Fernando DíazBarriga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Dr Elaine Faustman, Washington, USA; Dr Ulla Hass, Soborg, Denmark; Dr Robert Kavlock, Research Triangle Park, USA; Dr Carole Kimmel, Washington, USA; Dr Gary Kimmel, Silver Spring, USA; Dr Kannan Krishnan, Montreal, Canada; Dr UlrikeLuderer, Irvine, USA; and Dr Linda Sheldon, Research Triangle Park, USA

Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization, and produced within the framework of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals.

The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS),established in 1980, is a joint venture of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The overall objectives of the IPCS are to establish the scientific basis for assessment of the risk to human health and the environment from exposure to chemicals, through international peer review processes, as a prerequisite forthe promotion of chemical safety, and to provide technical assistance in strengthening national capacities for the sound management of chemicals. The Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) was established in 1995 by UNEP, ILO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, WHO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the UnitedNations Institute for Training and Research and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Participating Organizations), following recommendations made by the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development to strengthen cooperation and increase coordination in the field of chemical safety. The purpose of the IOMC is to promote coordination of the policies and activities pursued bythe Participating Organizations, jointly or separately, to achieve the sound management of chemicals in relation to human health and the environment.
WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Principles for evaluating health risks in children associated with exposure to chemicals (Environmental health criteria ; 237) “First drafts prepared by Dr Germaine Buck Louis ... [et al.].” 1.Environmentalhealth. 2.Risk assessment. 3.Child. 4.Organic chemicals - adverse effects. 5.Inorganic chemicals - adverse effects. 6.Environmental exposure. I.Louis, Germaine Buck. II.World Health Organization. III.Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals. IV.Series. ISBN 92 4 157237 X ISBN 978 92 4 157237 8 ISSN 0250-863X (NLM classification: WA 30.5)

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