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Committee on Carcinogenicity: statements and guidance

Guidance and advice from the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC).

The terms of reference for the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC) include generic advice to government departments and regulatory agencies on the risk assessment of carcinogens and associated topics. These documents set out its advice on risk assessment, and experimental methods and analysis.

Older publications are available on the UK Government Web Archive.

Guidance statements

Statements

Annual reports

COC publishes a joint annual report with the Committee on Toxicity (COT) and the Committee on Mutagenicity (COM).

Published 1 July 2012
Last updated 2 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added statement on alternatives to the 2-year bioassay.
  2. Added statement on consumption of alcoholic beverages and risk of cancer.
  3. Added 'Hazard identification and characterisation: animal carcinogenicity studies' to the collection.
  4. Added guidance statement 05, 2014 to the collection.
  5. First published.