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Abstract

There is probably no one in the world who is not affected, directly or indirectly, by the use of chemicals. If potentially hazardous chemicals are to be controlled in such a way as to protect human health while ensuring that the many benefits derived from the use of a wide range of chemical products are maintained, it is necessary to train adequate numbers of personnel in the necessary multidisciplinary skills. The long-range goal is to ensure that everyone - homemaker, factory worker, politician, medical doctor - receives information on toxicology and chemical safety appropriate and relevant to his/her work and life style. The more immediate goal, that of training the various types of toxicologists needed, ranks high in the priority list of activities of the international organizations involved in the convening of this workshop. To fulfil its policies, the European Community requires the mutual recognition of toxicological testing results and a uniform approach in health risk evaluation of chemicals in its 10 Member States. In this regard, the contribution of the toxicologist is essential. Development of manpower in toxicology and training curricula form one of the elements of the European Community's proposal for an action programme on toxicology for health protection now under consideration and of its medical research programme.

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Authors: BERLIN A CEC LUXEMBOURG TARKOWSKI S WHO EUROPE, COPENHAGEN (DENMARK) SMITH E WHO, GENEVE (SWITZERLAND) DUFFUS J HERIOT-WATT UNIV.,EDINBURGH (UK) LAUWERYS R CATHOLIC UNIV. OF LOUVAIN, BRUXELLES PIOTROWSKI J K INST. OF ENVIRONMENTAL RES, CEC LUXEMBOURG;WHO EUROPE, COPENHAGEN (DENMARK);WHO, GENEVE (SWITZERLAND);HERIOT-WATT UNIV.,EDINBURGH (UK);CATHOLIC UNIV. OF LOUVAIN, BRUXELLES;INST. OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH & BIOLOGY, LODZ
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9619 EN (1985) FS, 167 P., BFR 550, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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