Concise International Chemical Assessment Document 26
BENZOIC ACID AND SODIUM BENZOATE
Note that the pagination and layout ofthis pdf file are not identical to those of the printed CICAD Corrigenda published by 12 April 2005 have been incorporated in this file First draft prepared by Dr A. Wibbertmann, Dr J. Kielhorn, Dr G. Koennecker, Dr I. Mangelsdorf, and Dr C. Melber, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Aerosol Research, Hanover, Germany
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The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), established in 1980, is a joint venture of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), theInternational 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 for the promotion of chemical safety, and to provide technical assistance in strengthening nationalcapacities 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 United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation andDevelopment (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 by the Participating Organizations, jointly or separately, to achieve the sound management ofchemicals in relation to human health and the environment. WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data Benzoic acid and sodium benzoate. (Concise international chemical assessment document ; 26) 1.Benzoic acid - toxicity 2.Sodium benzoate - toxicity 3.Risk assessment 4.Environmental exposure I.International Programme on Chemical Safety II.Series ISBN 92 4 153026 X ISSN 1020-6167 (NLM Classification:QD 341.A2)
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