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Document ID (ISN)104164
CIS number 05-396
Year 2004
Convention or series no. ECETOC Technical Report No.93
Title Targeted risk assessment
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, Dec 2004. 223p. Illus. 155 ref. Price: EUR 125.00.
Abstract One of the key challenges of the proposed European chemicals legislation (REACH) is that it envisages the registration and evaluation of approximately 30,000 chemicals by producers and importers over the next 10-15 years. Faced with such a challenge, both practically and scientifically, appropriate prioritization will be a key element of the REACH process. To facilitate such work, ECETOC has developed a step-wise approach for identifying and prioritizing scenarios where risks to human health and the environment from chemicals might reasonably be expected to be high enough to undertake a more detailed assessment of risk. The concept applies an iterative approach in which the potential risks of a chemical are based on the consideration of both hazards and exposures.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; harmful substances; toxicity evaluation; hazard evaluation; ecotoxicology; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) report; health hazards; exposure; glossary; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Risk evaluation