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Decision tool – Work out your human health exposure band

This decision tool is related to step 4.3 of the process to categorise your chemical introduction.

Optional: If you’d like to save or print your completed decision tool for your own records, click on ‘Chemical identity’ before Question 1 and enter your chemical’s name or CAS number. Note that a copy of a completed decision tool is not sufficient to meet your record-keeping obligations. To save as a PDF, select the print option in your browser and choose ‘Save as PDF’ or ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’. For Safari users, click 'File' and 'Export to PDF'.

Who should use this?

This decision tool will help you work out if your human health exposure band (HHEB) is 1, 2, 3 or 4. There are 1‐6 questions depending on your circumstances.

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What you need to know

Information about the following hazard characteristics for your introduction:

  • if your introduction involves a designated kind of human exposure

What you might need to know

Information about your introduction:

  • your chemical's human health categorisation volume (HHCV)
  • your chemical's concentration at introduction and end use

Note: You can use Decision tool – Work out your human health categorisation volume to find your chemical's HHCV.

Chemical identity (optional)

Question 1

Does your chemical's introduction involve a designated kind of human exposure?

Note: A designated kind of human exposure is exposure from an end use in a tattoo ink or personal vaporiser.

Question 2

Is your chemical's concentration at introduction less than 0.1%?

Question 3

Is your chemical's concentration at all end uses less than 0.1%?

Question 4

Is your chemical's introduction for 1 or more consumer end uses?

Question 4

Is the human health categorisation volume (HHCV) for your chemical less than or equal to 25kg?

Question 5

Which of the following applies to your chemical?

Question 6

Is the HHCV for your chemical > 100kg?

Question 3

Is the human health categorisation volume (HHCV) for your chemical less than or equal to 25kg?

Question 4

Which of the following applies to your chemical?

Question 5

Is the HHCV for your chemical greater than 100kg?

Your HHEB is 4.

Your HHEB is 1.

Your HHEB is 2.

Your HHEB is 2.

Your HHEB is 3.

Your HHEB is 4.

Your HHEB is 3.

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