offers expertise on substances in relation
The safe use of substances and preparations in industrial and consumer products is a necessity and a widely adopted principle for all stages of production and the supply chain. “Responsible Care”, consumer expectations and control over the ultimate fate of substances have become integral parts of today’s business practices and government regulations. The future EU’s REACH Regulations will stimulate a restructuring and harmonisation of these practices.
The safe-use objective is met by assessing the properties of substances for the intended use and related exposure of consumers, workers and the environment following science-based standards. The results of these assessments support the safe use and regulatory compliance of products and the risk management controls of operations.
A central element in these assessments is the dose-response relationship for the determination of safe levels of use for substances. This concept was first postulated around 1500 by the Swiss physician Paracelsus.