Human exposure assessment: Approaches for chemicals (REACH) and biocides (BPD)
van Hemmen, J.J.
TNO Kwaliteit van Leven
The approaches that are indicated in the various guidance documents for the assessment of human exposure for chemicals and biocides are summarised. This reflects the TNsG (Technical notes for Guidance) version 2: human exposure assessment for biocidal products (1) under the BPD (Biocidal Products Directive) (2), and the results of the REACH (REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) Implementation Project 3.2 (on Exposure Scenarios and the Chemicals Safety Report) (3). This project is now finished (November 2007) and forms the essential elements of the guidance on how to assess safe use for (dangerous) substances. The focus of the present paper is on the use of measurement data and predictive exposure modelling, but does not cover the methodology to measure exposure levels in practice (on which the approaches are based).
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Chimica Oggi, 26 (1 SUPPL.), 18-20