Experimental and Epidemiologic Applications to Cancer Risk Assessment of Complex Mixtures
Both the testing and the risk evaluation of human exposure to complex mixtures present difficult scientific problems. To better define the toxicity of complex mixtures, and thus to give a more precise and reliable risk assessment, there is a need for extensive experimental research as well as development of the risk assessment strategies. In the international workshop held in Espoo, Finland, in May 1989, the lines of exploration that are likely to yield the most relevant and practically useful information were discussed. The approaches for improved risk assessment include more effective use of epidemiology (including molecular epidemiology), health surveillance and biological monitoring (in vivo data on exposed humans), as well as in vivo toxicology studies supplemented with the relevant in vitro experiments and knowledge of chemistry.
KeywordsRisk Assessment Complex Mixture Exposure Assessment Carcinogenic Risk Cancer Risk Assessment
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