Biocides human health exposure methodology

This document contains the technical aspects on exposure estimation for the purpose of the Biocidal Products Regulation and applies for the evaluation of the active substances within the Review Programme as well as for the evaluation during product authorisation.

Applies to:
Northern Ireland, Great Britain (although written for the EU market, businesses marketing biocides in GB should continue to use this guidance until GB market specific guidance is published)
Published by:
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
October 2015

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Biocides Human Health Exposure Methodology

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The principles of exposure assessment are described in Volume 3, Part B and should be read together with this methodology document.

The content takes into account the opinions developed by the Human Exposure Expert Group (HEEG) and the recommendations of the current Ad-hoc Human Exposure Expert group.

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