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August/September 2008 (vol. 05/2)
Exposure scenarios, their generation and use in REACH chemical safety assessments
With the European REACH Regulation now in force, and new registration requirements in place by the end of 2008, Mike Ellwood explains how the required chemical safety assessment process will work in practice.
THE EU Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) became law on 1 June 2007. However, its implementation is being phased over several years, with the registration for new substances already in force (1 June 2008) and registration of existing substances starting on 1 December 2010. One of the primary aims of REACH is to protect…
Dr Mike Ellwood is senior regulatory manager at Arch Biocides and a member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society’s REACH Steering Group
Author: Ellwood M
Occupational Health at Work August/September 2008 (vol. 05/2) pp19-23