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          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
          chemicals.    
     
          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.






















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