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Environmental health criteria (EHC) monographs

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The environmental health criteria (EHC) monographs are based on a comprehensive search of the available original publications, scientific literature and reviews with the aim of examining the physical and chemical properties of substances and analytical methods; determining sources of environmental and industrial exposure and environmental transport, chemobiokinetics and metabolism, including absorption, distribution, transformation and elimination; short- and long-term effects on animals (carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and teratogenicity); and, finally, evaluating the risks to human health and the effects on the environment. EHC publications are monographs aimed at scientists and administrators responsible for the establishment of safety standards and regulations.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
International Programme on Chemical Safety - IPCS
CCOHS - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Tasks covered: 
Miscellaneous
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

List of individual chemicals - Acetaldehyde, acetone, acetonitrile, acrolein, acrylamide, aluminium, ammonia, arsenic, asbestos and other natural mineral fibres, benomyl, benzene, beryllium, chloroform, chlorophenols, chromium, copper, DDT and its derivatives, dibromoethane,  diesel fuel and exhaust emissions et.

Purpose of the material: 
Measurement and assessment
Report
Risk assessment

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