An assessment of the ECETOC TRA Consumer tool performance as a screening level tool

In a Nutshell

A task force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has carried out an in-depth evaluation of its Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) Consumer exposure tool and concluded it meets its design objectives of being a robust screening tool for the many chemical substances and use scenarios required under the REACH regulation. The evaluation found that the tool’s predictions were higher than measured exposures (when available), typically by orders of magnitude, and were generally greater than or similar to those of other exposure tools – so confirming that it does not under-predict potential exposures to consumers.