Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) monographs -
comprehensive data from scientific sources for the establishment
of safety standards and regulations.
EHC publications are monographs designed for scientists
and administrators responsible for the establishment of safety
standards and regulations. This series issued by the International
Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), provides basic scientific
risk evaluation of a wide range of chemicals and groups of
EHC monographs are based on a comprehensive search of
available original publications, scientific literature and
reviews and examine: the physical and chemical properties and
analytical methods; 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, an evaluation of risks for human health and the
effects on the environment.
The Environmental Health Criteria series are published by the
World Health Organization and hard copies can be obtained from
the Office of Distribution and Sales, World Health Organization,
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.