Existing default values and recommendations for exposure assessment

Revision of the 2011 report, a Nordic exposure group project 2022


This is a timely revision and update of the Nordic report on existing default values and recommendation for exposure assessments, from 2011. The report aims to give an updated overview of non-chemical-specific exposure factors to be used by the authorities during the process of assessing exposure to both adults and children, especially in risk assessment in relation to REACH. This contributes towards a further harmonization of such exposure factors to be used in exposure assessments. In the report the recommended values for the non-chemical specific exposure factors are represented. The focus of this report is to be used in the context of REACH, however, the recommended values can also be used in the broader context of chemical regulations.