Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) Monographs (WHO - OMS)

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.