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  1. US EPA's IRIS pilot program : Establishing IRIS as a centralized, peer-reviewed data base with agency consensus.

    Article - En anglais

    The US EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) contains Agency consensus scientific positions and quantitative values on cancer and noncancer health effects that may result from lifetime oral or inhalation exposure to specific chemical substances in the environment.

    Combined with specific exposure assessment information, the health information in IRIS may be used as a source in evaluating potential public health risks from environmental contaminants.

    IRIS is available to the public via EPA's Internet server at http:/www.epa.gov/iris.

    Originally developed for internal EPA use, IRIS usage has broadened since being made publicly available in 1988 to include the private and public sectors nationally and internationally.

    Up to 1995.

    IRIS summaries were generated from within various EPA Offices and Regions and reviewed by Agency Workgroups, one for cancer and one for noncancer endpoints, before entry onto IRIS.

    In response to the increasing usage and recognition of IRIS and suggestions for improvement, an IRIS Pilot program was initiated in 1995.

    The purpose of the Pilot was 3-fold :

    • To improve efficiency in getting information on to IRIS ;

    • to improve documentation for the positions reported in IRIS summaries. including applying new methodologies and guidance ;

    • and to improve opportunity for public input including external peer review. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Polluant, Environnement, Organisme réglementation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Information scientifique technique, Information public, Homme, Santé et environnement, Base donnée, Internet, Evaluation, Risque, Toxicité, Composé chimique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pollutant, Environment, Regulatory institution, United States, North America, America, Scientific technical information, Public information, Human, Health and environment, Database, Internet, Evaluation, Risk, Toxicity, Chemical compound

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0400344

    Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 25/01/1999.