14 Oct 2021

Developing worker and consumer exposure scenarios for identified uses of petroleum substances under REACH – 2020 edition

Report no. 9/21: This report sets out the approaches that Concawe has adopted in developing worker and consumer Exposure Scenarios for identified uses of petroleum substances under REACH. Exposure Scenarios had been initially developed by Concawe in view of the REACH 2010 registrations (Concawe report 11/12), and have been updated in 2020, as documented in the present report.

Using the Generic Exposure Scenarios (GES) of the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) as reference point for consistency across other supply chains of complex substances, the 2020 updates for the Human Health (HH) part have been based on the most recent ECHA guidance documents on exposure and risk assessment and have considered further refinements needed for the Concawe Chemical Safety Assessments (CSAs), given the complex nature of petroleum substances. Concawe HH CSAs have been transcribed using the CHEmical Safety Assessment and Reporting (CHESAR) tool v3.3 developed by ECHA.

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