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What is an exposure scenario?

The definition of an exposure scenario

According to Risk Assessment of Chemicals: An Introduction by C. J. van Leeuwen and T. G. Vermeire, an exposure scenario is defined as a number of conditions that describe how the substance is used and manufactured during its life-cycle (including operational conditions and risk management measures). It also describes how the manufacturer or importer controls or recommends the downstream users to control, exposures of humans and the environment. These exposure scenarios are sometimes included in material safety data sheets. For a Swedish definition of the term, please go to the Swedish Chemicals Agency's website: definition på exponeringsscenario.

To give you an idea of what an exposure scenario might look like, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a set of examples of exposure scenarios.

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