FEICA Factsheet on Exposure Scenarios (ES) for Adhesives and Sealants
The fundamental aim of the REACH Regulation is to ensure that all uses are safe to both human health and environment. For that purpose, one ‘communication tool’ requested by REACH is the Exposure Scenarios (‘ES’), or set of information that describes how to use a substance safely. An ‘ES’ covers, therefore, either exposure assessments for the different uses (industrial, professional and consumer) or the environment.
FEICA is currently carrying out three projects to develop the information on operational conditions and risk management measures for typical adhesive and sealants (A&S) applications. The projects address worker, consumer, and environmental safety by the so-called Generic Exposure Scenarios (GES), Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCEDs), and Specific Environmental Release Categories (SPERCs) respectively.