Special Report 17 – Risk Assessment Report for Existing Substances Methyl tertiary-Butyl Ether

Abstract

SR 17 : Risk Assessment Report for Existing Substances Methyl tertiary-Butyl Ether | December 2003

Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) has been prioritised for risk assessment under the EU “Existing Substances” Regulationa. An ECETOC Task Force was established to support the official Finnish Rapporteur in identifying relevant critical health and environmental data, and to supplement an earlier human health risk characterisation (ECETOC, 1997). This report comprises a comprehensive risk assessment in accordance with EU guidance.