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Abstract

The report provides the comprehensive risk assessment of the substance Diphenyl ether, pentabromo derivate. It has been prepared by the United Kingdom 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 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 human health risk assessment for Diphenyl ether, pentabromo derivate concludes that there is at present concern for workers and no concern for consumers. For humans exposed via the environment and for infants exposed via (breast) milk additional information is needed in order to characterise the risks. The environmental risk assessment for Diphenyl ether, pentabromo derivate concludes that there is at present concern for the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, whereas further information is needed in order to characterise the risk micro-organisms in the sewage treatment plant. There is no concern for the atmosphere.

The conclusions of this report will lead to risk reduction measures to be proposed by the Commission's committee on risk reduction strategies under Regulation 793/93.

Additional information

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 19730 EN (2001), pp.282. Euro: 14.50
Availability: EUR-OP reference: LB-NA-19730-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents. URL: http://eur-op.eu Available free of charge online at: http://ecb.jrc.it/existing-chemicals/
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-0479-5
Record Number: 200214863 / Last updated on: 2002-07-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en