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Government/Research Councils initiative on risk assessment and toxicology 2003-06 - CB01048

The initiative on risk assessment and toxicology arose in 1995 when the limitations of current methods of risk assessment and the possibilities offered by new options were identified. Government Departments agreed to explore with the Research Councils how a joint strategy could be focused on the Departments’ policy needs.

In October 2002 the Steering Committee reviewed the work of IGHRC and recommended that the Initiative should continue for a further three years (October 2003 – September 2006).

Future work programme
9. The future work programme will cover three main areas:
a. Training for Government personnel involved in risk assessment from chemicals:
· Presenting and reporting transparent risk assessment;
· Basic aspects of exposure assessment;
· An introduction to probabilistic modelling in human chemical risk assessment;
Other training requirements may be identified.
b. Guidance documents on –
· Route to route extrapolation
· Exposure modelling in chemical risk assessment
· Guidance on risk assessment for chemical mixtures
c. Workshop –
Risk Assessment for Sensitisers.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2006

Cost: £23,516
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Environmental Health, MRC
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology