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Human exposure assessment for biocides in the EU development of step by step guidance and worked examples

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Author: Gerritsen-Ebben, R.M.G. · Hemmen, J.J. van
Institution: TNO Kwaliteit van Leven
Source:Chimica Oggi, 3, 25, 59-61
Identifier: 239965
Keywords: Health · Food and Chemical Risk Analysis


Directive 98/8/EC(1) concerns EU harmonisation of placing biocidal products on the market. In the present short paper the preliminary results of an ongoing project are presented in which step by step guidance on human exposure assessment with worked examples is developed. For all 23 biocidal product types a unified approach is developed to be used by applicants and regulators. The result of the project is a computer-driven exposure assessment approach with as a core, a series of flowcharts that guides the user through the various processes and provides hyperlinks to available modelling approaches and measurement databases as appropriate, as well as worked examples.