Risks to human health and the environment posed by chemicals is determined by the chemical-specific hazard properties and the extent of exposure to chemicals. OECD has been working co-operatively with member countries and other stakeholders to assist member countries in developing and harmonising methods for assessing the exposure of chemicals to humans and the environment.
In 2008, member countries agreed to extend the scope of activities to human health exposure, and several new projects related to exposure consumers, workers and general public have been established. The Task Force on Exposure Assessment was established in 1995, following a recommendation from the OECD Workshop on Environmental Hazard/Risk Assessment. This Task Force evolved to the Working Party on Exposure Assessment in 2017.
Spotlight on the Project
Tools and Methodologies for Exposure Assessment