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Factsheets for the (eco)toxicological risk assessment strategy of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Part V

Factsheets voor de (eco)toxicologische risicobeoordelingsstrategie van het Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu - Deel V

Synopsis

This report contains five factsheets describing risk assessment methods used at the Centre for Substances and Integral Risk Assessment (SIR) and the Expert Centre for Substances (SEC) of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The main aim is to enhance transparency and consistency in the risk assessment methods used at RIVM-SIR and RIVM-SEC. The factsheet on hepatic tumours in mice describes whether or not mouse liver tumours are considered relevant for human risk assessment. The factsheet on historical control data for tumour incidence provides the RIVM strategy on how to use historical control data in the evaluation of carcinogenicity data. The factsheet on Mononuclear Cell Leukaemia in the F344 rat strain discusses the relevance of an increased incidence of mononuclear cell leukaemia (MNCL) in F344 rats for humans and provides an approach to human hazard and risk assessment. In the factsheet on energy and moisture content and assimilation efficiency of bird and mammal food, two large datasets on the energy and water content and assimilation efficiency of various types of bird and mammal food, are merged and analysed. The last factsheet on sorption of dissociating compounds describes the main principles and limitations of QSAR models and the HPLC method for determining the adsorption coefficients of organic ionisable substances. The five factsheets reflect a state-of-the-art approach and are meant to facilitate discussion with other national and international parties involved in risk assessment.
 

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