PetroRisk version 8.01: Improved model for performing REACH Environmental Risk Assessments on petroleum substances
Concawe has updated the PetroRisk model used to calculate the environmental risk assessments (ERAs) for petroleum substances needed for REACH registration dossiers. The updates result in a model which is (1) faster, (2) more transparent, (3) better aligned with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Guidance, (4) more applicable to hydrocarbons and (5) more user-friendly. Compared to previous PetroRisk versions, version 8.01 generally predicts lower risks for professional and consumer uses, but higher risks for industrial uses. The new version will be publicly released in May 2022. A more detailed description of PetroRisk and the upgrades are provided in this article.