Exposure Assessments - ChamberCompanies and industry groups need accurate, representative product exposure data for regulatory compliance and registration in the U.S. and globally (e.g. the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals or REACH regulations in the European Union). These data are also needed to define accurate and representative exposure scenarios for broader workplace exposure management, product stewardship, and product liability management. Our Exposure provides a controlled environment in which to simulate real world exposures and measure the exposure and the determinants of exposure. We have a state-of-the-art full-size exposure chamber, approximately 12 m3, and n state-of-the-art instruments to measure a broad range of chemical agents.
Exposure Assessment – FieldBest practices’ recommendations help minimize exposures that can occur from people using their products, providing consumer product and product stewardship guidance. These are developed by collecting exposure data and measuring the factors contributing to exposure in the field to define exposure scenarios that are based on typical work practices. When it is not possible to directly measure, techniques such as modeling are used to estimate the factors and the exposure. We have the experience and tools to conduct field surveys, providing companies with the data and information needed to develop representative exposure scenarios and product use guidance.
Community groups need to quantify exposures to contaminants present in their communities to understand their health risks and determine the need for and extent of remediation. Field surveys are also useful for quantifying community exposures, delineating between differences in the magnitude of exposure due to differences in locations and activities.