Cardno ChemRisk has executed REACH-related projects, including article determination exercises, and business impact assessments. Our team has extensive experience in health effects and toxicological data evaluation to assist clients in hazard classifications, derived no effect level calculations, and risk evaluations.
Project Example: Exposure Assessment Under REACH Regulation
Project Overview: Cardno ChemRisk was retained to perform occupational and environmental exposure modeling for eight substances being registered under EU REACH regulation prior to the first registration deadline.
Our Approach: Cardno ChemRisk used a number of modeling tools and strategies to complete the required environment and human health assessments, such as the service life of consumer products. Scientists developed novel exposure assessment approaches, including environmental assessments of hydrolysis products for substances that have very short half-lives in water. A systematic review of chemical properties and thorough understanding of the REACH exposure assessment tools revealed that conclusions about safe or unsafe use were frequently determined by a small subset of critical exposure assumptions.
Our Value: Cardno ChemRisk suggested that downstream user (DU) guidance and trade association interaction were essential to efficiently complete REACH exposure assessments. Client resources were successfully allocated by targeting research efforts on the short-term data needs and then exposure modeling in order to demonstrate safe use within the regulatory deadline.