WHO updates human health risk assessment toolkit on chemical hazards

01 February 2022

Article: 56/411

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) human health risk assessment on chemical hazards toolkit aims to provide users with guidance to identify, acquire, and use the information needed to assess chemical hazards, exposures, and the corresponding health risks in their given risk assessment contexts at local and national levels.

Since the publication of the first toolkit in 2010, there have been new developments in chemical risk assessment methodologies, new tools, and new WHO publications. This revised edition is intended to incorporate information about these changes and keep references and links to the information sources up-to-date. The toolkit has been developed for public health and environmental professionals, regulators, industrial managers and other decision-makers.

Source: WHO, 25 January 2022