Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks
Public consultation on the SCHER preliminary report on
Risk assessment methodologies and approaches for mutagenic and carcinogenic substances
The European Commission has requested the Scientific Committees SCHER, SCCP and SCENIHR to prepare
an opinion on "The risk assessment methodologies
and approaches for mutagenic and carcinogenic substances".
The three Scientific Committees have approved a preliminary report to provide the Commission
with a review of the available methodologies and approaches used for assessing the risk of substances
which are both mutagenic and carcinogenic. Scope of the opinion is to give an advice on how to
harmonize the use of different approaches and possibly avoid divergent scientific opinions.
The preliminary version of the opinion can be found here.
Interested parties are invited to send their comments on the preliminary opinion via the following website
A document with
guidelines for submission of contributions, containing criteria for the public consultation and guidance for submission
can be found here
Deadline for submission of comments: 2 December 2008
Please note that comments which do not relate to the scope of this public consultation or do not comply with the criteria for these public consultations
will not be considered.
More information on SCHER and the other Scientific Committees of the European Commission can be found here.
This consultation is in line with the procedures for stakeholder dialogue published on 15 September
2007 by the European Commission's Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General