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Document ID (ISN)105560
CIS number 06-1166
Year 2005
Convention or series no. ECETOC Technical Report No.98
Title Risk assessment of PBT chemicals
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, Dec. 2005. 126p. 162 ref.
Abstract This report presents an introduction into the principles of risk assessment, and its application to persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals and very persistent, very bioaccumulative (vPvB) chemicals. Main topics covered: definitions of persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity and review of existing regulatory schemes; principles of risk assessment for PBT and vPvB chemicals; environmental exposure assessment; assessment of bioaccumulation; environmental effects assessment; recommended risk assessment strategy for PBT chemicals; advances in risk assessment.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; ecotoxicology; hazard evaluation; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) routes of entry; legal aspects; glossary; environment; description of technique; report
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