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. This tool refers to the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines.
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What you need to know
Information about the following for your chemical:
- 5 hazard characteristics
- 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