Assessment of chemical risks for human health: training and capacity building sub-regional workshop for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (2015)
Vilnius, Lithuania, 14-15 October 2015
The use of chemical risk assessment as a basis for advising governments on the development of policies to prevent the negative impact of chemicals on health, and on planning and evaluating risk-reduction measures to this end, is more and more common. Strengthening capacity at the national and subregional levels in a coherent, coordinated, and resource-efficient way is crucial to enabling the translation of relevant knowledge gathered by WHO and EU into policy and action. During the subregional training and capacity building workshop for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 14-15 October 2015, available methods of assessing chemical risks and the feasibility of implementing them in the countries were introduced and discussed. Gaps and needs related to building capacity at the national and subregional levels were also addressed.