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This report provides the comprehensive risk assessment of the substance Cumene. It has been prepared by Spain in the frame of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances, following the principles for assessment of the risks to man and the environment, laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1488/94. The assessments are coordinated by the European Chemicals Bureau, which operates within the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection as part of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

The evaluation considers the emissions and the resulting exposure to the environment and the human populations in all life cycle steps. Following the exposure assessment, the environmental risk characterisation for each protection goal in the aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric compartment has been determined. For human health the scenarios for occupational exposure, consumer exposure and humans exposed via the environment have been examined and the possible risks have been identified.

The risk assessment for Cumene concludes that there is at present no concern for the environment or for human health. There is at present no need for further information and/or testing or for risk reduction measures beyond those, which are being applied already.

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Authors: HANSEN B G ET AL (EDITORS), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Chemicals Bureau, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19726 EN (2001), pp.86. Euro: 14.50
Availability: EUR-OP reference: LB-NA-19726-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents. URL: Available free of charge online at:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-0500-7
Record Number: 200214859 / Last updated on: 2002-07-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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