Checklist for Baseline Review

To complete the Baseline Review and Need Assessment, ensure that the following have been completed:

  • Outline the main conclusions of the situation analysis and relate them to the broader chemicals management context. Identify any weaknesses in the regional, national/local infrastructure connected with the chemical problem.
  • Report the causes of the chemical problem in a hierarchical order.
  • Develop the problem statement, i.e. the main reasons why the chemical is considered as a potential target for risk reduction measures.
  • Characterize the main environmental and human health risks associated with the chemical and the basis for the risks.  Determine whether a risk assessment is necessary, or whether other national assessments need to be reviewed.
  • Identify vulnerable groups or any stages in the chemical’s life-cycle of particular concern.
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Canadian International Development Agency
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