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Decision tool – Hazard characteristics for human health exposure band 2

This decision tool is related to step 4.4 and 4.5 of the process to categorise your chemical introduction.

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Who should use this?

This decision tool only applies for introductions with a human health exposure band of 2. If your introduction is in human health exposure band 2, you can use this decision tool to help you work out:

  • if your chemical has certain human health hazard characteristics
  • your introduction's indicative human health risk

There are 1‐6 questions depending on your circumstances.

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See the full list of decision tools to help you categorise your introduction

This tool refers to the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines.

What you need to know

Information about the following for your chemical:

  • 5 hazard characteristics
    • carcinogenicity
    • reproductive toxicity
    • developmental toxicity
    • adverse effects mediated by an endocrine mode of action
    • genetic toxicity
  • if your chemical is on the list of chemicals with high hazards for categorisation

Question 1

Is your chemical on the list of chemicals with high hazards for categorisation based on any of the following hazard characteristics? If your chemical's an ester or salt, there are extra requirements when you check the list.

  • Carcinogenicity
  • Reproductive toxicity
  • Developmental toxicity
  • Adverse effects mediated by an endocrine mode of action
  • Genetic toxicity

Question 2

Does the definition of carcinogenicity apply to your chemical (refer to Part 6.3.1 of the Categorisation Guidelines)?

Question 3

Does the definition of reproductive toxicity apply to your chemical (refer to Part 6.4.1 of the Categorisation Guidelines)?

Question 4

Does the definition of developmental toxicity apply to your chemical (refer to Part 6.5.1 of the Categorisation Guidelines)?

Question 5

Does the definition of adverse effects mediated by an endocrine mode of action apply to your chemical (refer to Part 6.6.1 of the Categorisation Guidelines)?

Question 6

Does the definition of genetic toxicity apply to your chemical (refer to Part 6.7.1 of the Categorisation Guidelines)?

Your introduction's indicative human health risk is very low. Make a note of this outcome.

Go to Decision tool – Work out your environment exposure band.

Your introduction's indicative human health risk is medium to high. Make a note of this outcome.

Go to Decision tool – Work out your environment exposure band.

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