EU Risk Assessment – Consumers – Webinar
90,00.- €

Started on 2021-11-16 1h 30min

Webinar Description

The risk assessment process, in relation to human health entails a sequence of actions which is outlined below.

(1) Assessment of effects, comprising
(a) hazard  identification:  identification  of  the  adverse  effects  which  a substance has an inherent capacity to cause; and
(b) hazard  characterisation:  dose  (concentration)  –  response  (effects) assessment:  estimation  of  the  relationship  between  dose,  or  level  of exposure  to  a  substance,  and  the  incidence  and  severity  of  an  effect, where appropriate.

(2)  Exposure assessment: estimation of the concentrations/doses to which human populations  (i.e.  workers,  consumers  and  man  exposed  indirectly  via  the environment) or environmental compartments (aquatic environment, terrestrial environment and air) are or may be exposed.

(3)  Risk characterisation: estimation of the incidence and severity of the adverse effects likely to occur in a human population or environmental compartment due to  actual  or  predicted  exposure  to  a  substance,  and  may  include  “risk estimation”,  i.e.  the  quantification  of  that  likelihood.  Combined  exposure  to multiple chemicals and dietary risk assessment should also be considered where relevant.

In a quantitative assessment, the risk is characterised by comparing the estimated exposure with a DNEL. This approach is not available in a qualitative assessment, as a DNEL has not been derived. Nevertheless, it may be possible to compare the estimated exposure with a benchmark value to get an indication of whether the exposure is likely to be controlled.


  • EU Human Health Risk Assessment – basics
  • Effects assessment
  • Exposure assessment for consumers
  • Risk characterisation in consumers RA
  • Q&A

Who should attend

Companies / experts – interested in the EU human health risk assessment.


RNDr. Martina Kubáňová, PhD., RA expert

Martin Murín, Andrea Orlíková, Ekotox experts

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