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This Technical Guidance Document (TGD), prepared for the European Chemicals Bureau, supports legislation on assessment of risks of chemical substances to human health and the environment. It is based on the Technical Guidance Document in support of the Commission Directive 93/67/EEC on risk assessment for new notified substances and the Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1488/94 on risk assessment for existing substances, published in 1996. This guidance was refined taking into account the experience gained when using it for risk assessments of about 100 existing substances and hundreds of new substances. Furthermore, it has been extended to address some of the needs of the Biocidal Products Directive (Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council).

This Technical Guidance Document is presented in four separate parts:
- Part I
- - Chapter 1 General Introduction
- - Chapter 2 Risk Assessment for Human Health
- Part II
- - Chapter 3 Environmental Risk Assessment
- Part III
- - Chapter 4 Use of (Quantitative) Structure Activity Relationships ((Q)SARs)
- - Chapter 5 Use Categories
- - Chapter 6 Risk Assessment Report Format
- Part IV
- - Chapter 7 Emission Scenario Documents

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Chemicals Bureau, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20418 EN/1 (2003), 302pp.%lEUR 20418 EN/2 (2003), 275pp. EUR 20418 EN/3 (2003), 104pp. EUR 20418 EN/4 (2003), 328pp. Free of charge Available from the ECB website at:
Availability: Printed version available from European Commission, JRC Information & Public Relations Unit, Ispra (IT) Fax: +39 033278 5409 or Fax: +32 2 2996322 E-mail:
Record Number: 200316591 / Last updated on: 2003-08-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en