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Nov. 27 EU:Updated Guidance published: Qualitative Risk Characterisation for Human Health

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This press release is brought to you by the ECHA concerning an update on Qualitative Risk Characterisation.

The scope of this consultation on the update of Part E of the Guidance on IR&CSA concerned sections related to qualitative risk characterisation for human health and, in particular, table E.3-1 which makes suggestions for how to do a qualitative risk characterisation when a quantitative risk characterisation is not possible.

The resulting update includes the addition of an entry to also allow decision-making based on CLP hazard statements (instead of only based on the previous Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) risk phrases). It also introduces new entries for the hazard class Specific Target Organ Toxicity - Single Exposure (STOT-SE). This class was not included in the previous version.

For more information and the full press release please refer to the link above.

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