10. Human Exposure to Chemicals

  1. Peter Fisk

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch10

Chemical Risk Assessment

Chemical Risk Assessment

How to Cite

Fisk, P. (2013) Human Exposure to Chemicals, in Chemical Risk Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953685

Online ISBN: 9781118683989



  • REACH;
  • exposure;
  • workplace;
  • first tier models;
  • higher tier models;
  • risk management;
  • professional use;
  • consumer;
  • exposure estimation;
  • indirect exposure


Detail of REACH requirements in respect of the basics of how exposures and risks are assessed. This chapter discusses the assessment and quantification of human exposure; it covers workers in both industrial and professional use situations, consumers, exposure of people to chemicals in the environment and risks due to physico-chemical hazards such as explosivity. REACH relies upon a flow of information along the supply chain which is facilitated by the use of the descriptor system (SU, PC, PROC, ERC and AC). Models are described.