The Preamble to the IARC Monographs describes the objective and scope of the programme, the scientific principles and procedures used in developing a Monograph, the types of evidence considered and the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations. The Preamble should be consulted when reading a Monograph or list of evaluations.
PREAMBLE (full text in pdf)
A. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
Posted 23 January 2006, updated 4 September 2015