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Existing Default Values and Recommendations for Exposure Assessment: A Nordic Exposure Group Project 2011
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2012 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Default values are often used in exposure assessments e.g. in modelling because of lack of actually measured data.  The quality of the exposure assessment outcome is therefore heavily dependent on the validity and representativeness this input data. Today the used default factors consist of a wide range of more or less well-documented values originating from many different sources. The purpose of this report is to give an overview and to evaluate exposure factors that are currently used by the authorities and industry in the exposure assessments for both adults (occupational and consumer exposure) and children in relation to REACH.  Another important purpose of the report is to contribute towards a further harmonisation of exposure factors by giving recommendations of most valid and representative defaults.  These recommendations can be used besides REACH also in biocide's and plant protection product's exposure assessments. The exposure default values were collected from the relevant European sources (ECHA, Consexpo, EUSES, Biocide TNsG, ECETOC, ExpoFacts) as well as from WHO and US-EPA. The following key default factors selected to the evaluation: body weight, body surface area, inhalation rate, soil and dust ingestion, drinking water, food intake, non-dietary ingestion factors, lifetime expectancy, activity factors and consumer products

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Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2012. , 177 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2012:505
Keyword [fi]
Kuluttaja, kemikaalit, ympäristö, terveys, kuluttajansuojelu
Keyword [da]
Forbruger, Kemikalier, Miljø, Sundhed, Forbrugerbeskyttelse
Keyword [is]
Neytendur, Efni, Umhverfi, Heilsa, Neytendaréttur
Keyword [no]
Forbruker, Kjemikalier, Miljø, Helse, Forbrukerbeskyttelse
Research subject
Consumers; Chemicals; Environment; Health; Consumer protection
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-2230DOI: 10.6027/TN2012-505ISBN: 978-92-893-2316-1OAI: diva2:702615
Available from: 2014-03-04 Created: 2014-03-04 Last updated: 2014-09-05

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