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The International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) is a joint venture of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organisation. Its main objective is to carry out and disseminate evaluations of the effects of chemicals on human health and the quality of the environment. Supporting activities include the development of epidemiological, experimental laboratory, and risk-assessment methods that could produce internationally comparable results, and the development of manpower in the field of toxicology. Other activities carried out include the development of expertise for coping with chemical accidents, coordination of laboratory testing and epidemiological studies, and promotion of research on the mechanisms of the biological action of chemicals. This criteria document is concerned with the principles and methods for the assessment of nephrotoxicity associated with exposure to chemicals.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13222 EN (1991) 266 pp.
Availability: World Health Organisation, Geneva (CH)
ISBN: ISBN 92-4-157119-5
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