23 November 2013
Under REACH, formulators have to process Exposure Scenario (ES) Information in the mixture SDS and have various options doing so. However a clear guidance and process how to process the ES information that is manageable and logical for formulators and the downstream users of the mixtures was not available (yet).
Since 2011, Jongerius Consult and Caesar Consult worked together in developing a practical approach of processing the ES information for Mixtures via a dedicated REACH Compliance Module 4a. In 2012, we worked on the development of a Generic Mixture Exposure Scenario (GMES) approach for the International Fragrance Association (IFRA).
We were invited to present and discuss the Critical Component Assessment (CCA) part of the GMES method on the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) 5 meeting in Brussels on 21 and 22 November 2013. This was one of the four approaches from the Cefic Survey of approaches under construction that was discussed in more detail in the ENES community.