Decision tool – Hazard characteristics for human health exposure band 4
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 4. If your introduction is in human health exposure band 4, 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
If you're working out if your introduction's indicative human health risk is low, you'll have to answer 1-25 questions depending on your circumstances.
If you're working out if your introduction's indicative human health risk is very low, you'll have to answer 1-38 questions depending on your circumstances.
This tool refers to the Industrial Chemicals Categorisation Guidelines.
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Information about the following for your chemical:
- reproductive toxicity
- developmental toxicity
- adverse effects mediated by an endocrine mode of action
- genetic toxicity
- very low indicative human health risk
- high molecular weight polymer that is water absorbing
- respiratory sensitisation
- corrosive to the respiratory tract
- specific target organ toxicity after a single exposure (significant toxicity)
- skin corrosion
- eye damage
- skin sensitisation
- acute toxicity (fatal or toxic)
- specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure
- high molecular weight polymer that has lung overloading potential
- aspiration hazard
- specific target organ toxicity after a single exposure (harmful or transient effects)
- skin irritation
- eye irritation
- acute toxicity (harmful)
- is it on the list of chemicals with high hazards for categorisation
- human health categorisation volume (HHCV)