On April 16-18, 2019, WHO was responsible, within the EuroMix project, for organising an expert consultation in WHO/HQ Geneva. The consultation involved experts from EU and non-EU countries on the development of guidance for the risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals.
An overview of the JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives) and JMPR (Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues) processes and a summary of the EuroMix Handbook and Toolbox were presented.
A practical approach to the risk assessment of combined exposures to multiple chemicals was developed to be piloted by JMPR and JECFA in 2019.
The proposed approach is summarised in a report that can be accessed here.
The final report will be published soon and include the summary of presentations.