Consumer exposure assessment under REACH

ECHA recently announced an update of CHESAR, now including so-called SCEDs (Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants), developed by industry associations. SCEDs describe specific conditions of use for consumer exposure scenarios. Recently, FoBiG, on behalf of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR, Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung), compared and evaluated parameters and defaults used in common Tier I consumer exposure tools (ECETOC TRA, REACT, EGRET) (report soon to be published by BfR, manuscript for peer review journal in preparation).