Health Risk Assessment Guidance for Metals (HERAG)
16 October 2007
Metals are natural components of the earth and exist in many forms - each with its own specific chemical characteristics that define its interactions with the environment and with living organisms.
- Typical risk assessments and guidance fail to take into consideration the specificities of metals. This guidance provides detailed advice to perform accurate health risk assessments for metals.
- HERAG consolidates existing experience and recent progress made with health risk assessment methods, concepts and methodologies used in chemicals management programs for metals.
- HERAG comprises several fact sheets, looking at considerations for specific elements of health hazard assessment, namely: