TRA Task Force – Consumer branch
This Task Force was established to carry out an in-depth evaluation of the TRA Consumer tool.
A manuscript entitled An assessment of the ECETOC TRA Consumer tool performance as a screening level tool was published in January 2023. The Task Force concluded that the TRA Consumer tool 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.