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Principles and methods for assessing autoimmunity associated with exposure to chemicals.


Principles and methods for assessing autoimmunity associated with exposure to chemicals.

World Health Organization


333 pages



Environmental health criteria series; no.236


In keeping with the title, the chapters of this report describe the mechanisms of chemical-associated autoimmune responses, chemical/physical agents and autoimmunity, and non-chemical factors in autoimmunity, as well as risk assessment. Initial sections describe intrinsic factors in autoimmunity, the clinical expression of human autoimmune disease, and epidemiology. Both animal models and human testing are described. This report was sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organization, and the World Health Organization. There is a lengthy list of references and a glossary, but no index. The text is also available as a pdf file at

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