Human Health Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is an iterative process leading to the quantification of potential risk. For the POPs Toolkit, the emphasis is on assessing health risks to humans resulting from exposure to persistent organic chemicals.  However, contaminated sites can also result in unacceptable risks to the natural environment. Risk Assessments that assess unacceptable risks to the natural environment are called Environmental Risk Assessments.

This section of the POPs Toolkit provides an introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment as well as several interactive tools:

POPs Toolkit users who are looking to prioritize and manage their pesticide stockpiles should view more information about the FAO's obsolete pesticide programme.

Pesticides can be hazardous to human health
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