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European Union risk assessment report - Anthracene VOL 78 3rd priority list

Funded under: FP7-HEALTH

Abstract

The report provides the comprehensive risk assessment of the substance Anthracene. It has been prepared by Greece 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 humans and the environment, laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1488/94. Part I - Environment. This part of the evaluation has not been finalised yet. Part II - Human Health. This part of the evaluation considers the emissions and the resulting exposure to human populations in all life cycle steps. 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 concludes that there is concern for workers with regard to skin phototoxicity as a consequence of dermal exposure. There is a need for further information and for testing (on hold) on reproductive and developmental toxicity. For consumers, humans exposed via the environment and for human health (physico-chemical properties) there is no concern. The conclusions of this report will lead to risk reduction measures to be proposed by the Commission's committee on risk reduction strategies set up in support of Council Regulation (EEC) N. 793/93.

Additional information

Authors: PAKALIN S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT), Ispra (IT);MUNN SJ, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT), Ispra (IT);ASCHBERGER K, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT), Ispra (IT);COSGROVE O, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT), Ispra (IT);PAYA-PEREZ A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT), Ispra (IT);VEGRO S (EDITORS), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT), Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22237 EN (2007), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA22237 (Catalogue Number: LB-NA-22237-EN-C)
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