International Programme on Chemical Safety

About the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network

To support global efforts to assess and manage the risks associated with exposures to hazardous chemicals, the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network, a network of institutions involved with chemical risk assessment activities, was established in 2013.

Network objectives

  • Provide a forum for scientific and technical exchange;
  • Facilitate and contribute to capacity building;
  • Promote best practices and the harmonization of methodologies;
  • Assist in the identification of research needs and promote the application of new science in risk assessment practice;
  • Assist in the identification of emerging risks to human health from chemicals;
  • Share information about work programmes to avoid duplication of effort; and
  • Upon request, assist WHO in the development of training and other materials in support of the above.

About the WHO Chemical risk assessment network

  1. Network objectives
  2. History