Draft WHO/IPCS Framework for Risk Assessment of Combined Exposures to Multiple Chemicals
The WHO/IPCS Harmonization Project draft "Framework for Risk Assessment of Combined Exposures to Multiple Chemicals" is now available for public and peer review comment. The document is accompanied by two case studies which illustrate the application of the framework. The first case study (case study A) is on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and the second (case study B) is on carbamates.
The draft framework was prepared under the guidance of an international group of experts and will be finalized by an expert meeting.
The document will be linguistically and technically edited and you need not pay attention to stylistic, grammatical, or typographical defects. However, where an expression is misleading or ambiguous, please draw our attention to it. If you refer to a published article, please provide a copy with your response.
In your reply please identify the page number, section and line number of the text on which you wish to comment. Please use the table template provided for submission of your comments, and send this to us as an email-attachment to IPCSHARMONIZE.
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Completion of a WHO "Declaration of Interests" form, is a prerequisite for any comments to be considered in the further development of the draft. Please email your signed declaration along with your comments, or fax it to: +41 22 791 4848.
Comments must be received by 30 October 2009 (new deadline).