Methods for chemicals assessment
In the field of methodology, the work of the IPCS aims at promoting the development, harmonization and use of generally acceptable, scientifically sound methodologies for the evaluation of risks to human health and the environment from exposure to chemicals. The results of such work enhance mutual acceptance of risk assessment products. The work includes the development of general principles of various areas of risk assessment, published as Environmental Health Criteria, the IPCS Harmonization Project and addressing the risk assessment uncertainties and challenges associated with new and emerging scientific issues, such as toxicogenomics. With foresight, international collaboration in this latter area can avoid the need for subsequent harmonization. To ensure best use of limited resources, the IPCS and OECD have developed a framework for cooperation in the field of risk assessment methodologies, which ensures complementarity, mutual support and mutual involvement in the projects conducted by each organization.
The following list provides details of all IPCS methodology publications and projects. It is organized by topic area rather than type of publication.