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Human risk assessment of single exposure in chemical incidents

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Human risk assessment of single exposure in chemical incidents
  • Netherlands
Provider: 
National Insitute for Public Health and the Environment
Available in languages: 
English
Description: 

The release of chemicals from their containment, either accidentally or deliberately, is one of the most relevant risk scenarios in Europe. A human health risk assessment is a prerequisite for chemical incident prevention, preparedness and response. European guidance and harmonized Acute Exposure Reference Values (AERVs) are urgently needed for effective human health risk assessment in the context of chemical incidents.

 Emerging chemical incident risk scenarios and risk drivers have been identified in the publication. It is recommended to monitor more frequently at an early stage for new trends in chemicals, scenarios and risks from chemical incidents. A need for a specific approach to deal with single exposure to mixtures of chemicals is identified, as well as for specific guidance to adequately protect professional first responders. 

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects: 
Not applicable
Exposure route: 
Not applicable
Substance description
Substance description: 

 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and LNG regasification, the main hazard being explosion;  methane production from manure (biogas);  carbon capture and storage (CCS). Carbon dioxide ,  hydrogen, oxygen, 

biofuels or other new formulations of liquid fuels;   ...

CAS Number: 
74-82-8
124-38-9
1333-74-0
EC number: 
200-812-7
204-696-9
215-605-7
Prevention measures: 
Not applicable
Purpose of the material: 
Measurement and assessment
REACH or CLP related
Report
Risk assessment
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Researchers
Year of publication: 
2013