chemical risk Articles

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Science and precaution in the risk analysis of chemicals

    This work shows the risk assessment procedures for chemicals and the factors that can determine the area of scientific uncertainty in the evaluation process, making the application of the precautionary principle necessary. The nature of the actions to be adopted on the basis of the precautionary approach, that is expressly included in the European Union Treaty, can be quite different. These ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA increases transparency on chemical risk information

    On January 21st the EPA announced a new policy to increase the public’s access to information on chemicals. In the announcement, the EPA stated its intention to reject a certain type of confidentiality claim, known as Confidential Business Information (CBI), on the identity of chemicals. The chemicals that will be affected by this action are those that are submitted to EPA with studies that show ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Packaged Chemicals Pose Asbestos-type Health Risk

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    By GenEon Australia

  • EPA takes unprecedented action on `Risk List` chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 30, 2009, issued a breathtaking series of action plans on 'Risk List' chemicals that will shape future legislative proposals which industry will need to participate in and monitor. EPA has never announced so many actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), nor has it ever so widely cited use of Section 6. That they were issued in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - Chemical risk assessments for a large client

    Challenge: The client had tried unsuccessfully to train risk assessors how to do chemical assessments. The main issue was the fact the each assessment was taking a long time to complete on paper and tracking of actions was proving impossible. The results from the risk assessment were not in a form that allowed easy interpretation of the level of risk present. Another more fundamental ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • Management and risk assessment of a chemical spill: engineering facility

    Project: Management and Risk Assessment of a Cleaning Effluent Spill  Client: Confidential Services: Spill response, environmental sampling, risk assessment, regulator liaison Summary: Proportionate risk assessment and pollution management to safeguard local surface waters and satisfy regulator requirements ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Financial risks and opportunities from toxic chemicals in products

    In this article, the author discusses how social response product development (or SRPD) is an essential strategy for avoiding the risks from toxic chemicals in products and seizing the opportunities that arise from developing safer alternatives. In World Inc., Bruce Piasecki focuses on Social Response Product Development (SRPD) as the core element of the Social Response Capitalism that is ...


    By AHC Group

  • Ranking ecological risks of multiple chemical stressors on amphibians

    Populations of amphibians have been declining worldwide since the late 1960s. Despite global concern, no studies have quantitatively assessed the major causes of this decline. In the present study, species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) were developed to analyze the sensitivity of anurans for ammonium, nitrate, heavy metals (cadmium, copper), pesticides (18 compounds), and acidification (pH) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Data and literature gathering in chemical cancer risk assessment

    In recent years, chemical cancer risk assessment has faced major challenges: the demand for cancer risk assessment has grown considerably with strict legislation regarding chemical safety, whereas cancer hazard identification has turned increasingly complex due to the rapid development and high publication rate in biomedical sciences. Thus, much of the scientific evidence required for hazard ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Management of chemical exposure: the limitations of a risk-based approach

    Risk assessment and risk-based management approaches are becoming incorporated into a wide range of disciplines as frameworks for use in critical decision-making pathways. During its rapid expansion, many of the assumptions, subjective judgements and irreducible uncertainties inherent within the risk paradigm are becoming increasingly overlooked. This paper provides a critical review of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will the Consolidation in the Chemical Industry change its ESG risk profile?

    When the stock market closes today, the DowDuPont merger will officially be finalized and the new entity will start trading under the ticker DWDP (as of September first). This is the most recent – and certainly one of the most significant – mergers in an industry that has seen unprecedented consolidation. But what are the social and environmental ramifications of this consolidation ...


    By Sustainalytics

  • Use of the ecosystem services concept in ecological risk assessment of chemicals

    Abstract ‐ The reason for expressing ecological protection goals in terms of ecosystem services is to make a connection between ecosystems and what people get out of them in terms of marketed goods and non‐marketed welfare. Here our focus will be on how the ecosystem services framework is and can be applied to the ecological risk assessment (ERA) of chemicals. We provide two contrasting ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • U.S. EPA Releases Draft TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) released its first draft risk assessments developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “Work Plan Program” on January 4, 2013. The draft risk assessments cover particular uses of five chemicals found in household products. While the chemicals covered in these first draft assessments may or may not be of interest to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Reflections on new directions for risk assessment of environmental chemical mixtures

    Currently risk assessment of chemicals tackles them as single substances affecting individual health endpoints. In reality, human exposure occurs to mixtures of chemicals, as they are present in the environment and consumer products. Combining the information from environmental fate analysis, epidemiological data and toxicokinetic/dynamic models helps estimate internal exposure. Coupling these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environment Canada to publish summaries of risk assessments for new chemicals

    OTTAWA--Environment Canada this fall will begin publishing summaries of risk assessments it conducts on certain chemical substances when they are first proposed for domestic use. The initiative by the department's New Substances Program has the support of industry and nongovernmental organizations, but industry remains concerned about the potential release of confidential business information ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Chemical Corner

    So, you’re well aware of all REACH and CLP regulations and you’ve gone to great lengths to ensure your operations and products are compliant with EU regulation. That’s great news. But in the case of Europe, that’s not where the regulations end. Beyond these requirements, you often have to comply with additional, country-specific rules to import, manufacture or sell ...

  • The ecosystem perspective in ecotoxicology as a way forward for the ecological risk assessment of chemicals

    One of the objectives of the European Union's (EU) ecological risk assessment of chemicals (ERA) is to derive maximum environmental concentrations that are not expected to cause adverse ecological effects. To this end, related EU directives list protection goals as well as guidelines that should be used to reach these goals. It is generally accepted that the individual‐level endpoints on which ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evaluation of uncertainty parameters in risk assessment of agricultural chemicals on groundwater contamination

    Risk assessment is meaningful to quantitatively define adverse effects on human health and natural environment and it is possible to choose the most effective action related to groundwater contamination. In this paper, parameter uncertainties in risk assessment in geo-environmental system are examined through a probabilistic application of deterministic contaminant transport model using Latin ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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