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Potential substances of very high concern based on environmental protection criteria of the REACH regulation: Verification by substance properties and prioritisation by relevance criteria

The REACH Regulation No. 1907/2006 introduced the concept of substances of very high concern (SHVC; Art. 57) for the control of risks to human health and the environment. In this project, the focus was on environmental concerns according to Art. 57(d) to 57(f): • Persistent, bioaccumulating and toxic substances (PBT; Art. 57(d)) • Very persistent and […]

Review and enhancement of new risk assessment concepts under REACH

Within REACH, it is possible to waive standard tests that would be required for a chemical, if the available information from other tests and / or non-testing information (e.g. QSARs, grouping, read across) is considered sufficient to draw a reliable conclusion on the endpoint of concern. This concept is described as non-testing approach in the […]

Relevance of endocrine disrupting substances and pharmaceuticals for surface waters – Reassessment of occurrence, development of concepts for monitoring and measures to reduce entry into surface waters

The aim of the project was to evaluate the environmental relevance of potential endocrine disrupters in surface waters by comparing measured concentrations of the respective substances to newly proposed environmental quality standards (EQS). As a key action of the  European Commission’s strategy for endocrine disrupting chemicals, 564 potential endocrine disrupters had been listed. Further 88 […]