NRDC Recommendations on IARC Preamble

September 12, 2018

Recommendations from NRDC Senior Scientist Jennifer Sass to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on its guidance for evaluating chemical carcinogens. IARC Monographs provide authoritative scientific review and evaluations of agents including industrial chemicals linked to human cancer risk. The Preamble to the Monographs describes the scientific principles and procedures used when conducting a chemical evaluation, the types of evidence considered and the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations. It is updated on a regular schedule through a public process that invites input from global cancer experts and others.