ECETOC has today published the second part of its trilogy on polymer safety assessment.
Polymers cover a broad spectrum of generally very large molecules, including cellulose, waxes, and resins. They are also constituents of plastics and play essential and ubiquitous roles in everyday life.
This second report looks at the state-of-the-science on how applicable the standard analytical tools are for assessing the properties and safety of polymers.
The full report, Applicability of Analytical Tools, Test Methods and Models for Polymer Risk Assessment, can be found here.