Baseline Review

The Baseline Review provides the framework for the Risk Management process. It defines and describes the following:

  • The exposure scenarios resulting in risks that need to be managed; 
  • The types of economic information needed to estimate the costs related to chemical contamination (i.e., health care, lost wages, reduction in property value, loss of property usage);
  • Information related to local and national conditions;
  • Communications strategy and approach; and 
  • The basis for the collaborative development of national priorities for health risk management.


For Risk Management programs addressing human health risks on a country-wide basis and/or site specific, it is helpful to divide the Baseline Review into a Situation Statement and a Problem Statement.

Baseline Desk Review & Needs Assessment follows directly from Risk Assessment data and results
Source: Hatfield Consultants
Hatfield Consultants The World Bank funded by the Canadian POPs Trust Fund through the      
Canadian International Development Agency
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