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Biocides Steering Group on human exposure assessment: A preliminary report

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Author: Hemmen, J.J. van
Type:article
Date:1999
Institution: Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO
Source:Toxicology Letters, 1-3, 107, 95-102
Identifier: 235070
doi: doi:10.1016/S0378-4274(99)00036-3
Keywords: Nutrition · Authorization procedures · Biocides · Dermal exposure · Exposure assessment · Pesticide · Conference paper · Consumer · Cost effectiveness analysis · European Union · Exposure · Industry · Information · Methodology · Model · Occupational exposure · Priority journal · Risk assessment · Sampling · Screening · Skin · Worker · Environmental Exposure · Environmental Monitoring · Humans · Occupational Exposure · Pesticides · Risk Assessment

Abstract

In a project granted by DG XI of the European Commission, it is attempted to collate experimental and theoretical data on human (workers and consumers) exposure assessment to biocidal products, and to outline the methodology for sampling and measurement. On the basis of the available evidence, approaches are presented for the exposure assessment to be used for estimation of risks in authorization procedures under the recently accepted Directive 98/8/EC. Gaps in knowledge are indicated, making it possible to study the issues involved in a comprehensive and cost-effective way. Some recommendations are given on how to best do this. The current project has been detailed in a final report. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.