SDA publishes guide to hazardous chemicals

By Simon Pitman

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The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) has published a
comprehensive guide to potentially hazardous chemicals for
specifically targeting personal care ingredients manufacturers.

'Exposure and Risk Screening Methods for Consumer Product Ingredients' is said to provide comprehensive data on exposure information and screening methods for chemical ingredients used in consumer products. The 218-page publication can be downloaded at

Originally designed to help in putting High Production Volume (HPV) chemical hazard data into perspective - facilitating prioritization of chemicals for further evaluation - the organization says the book can be used for screening the risk of any ingredients in these products.

HPV chemicals are classified as those produced in the United States or imported in quantities greater than one million pounds annually."This document is a compilation of human and environmental exposure models for consumer product ingredients, as well as a reference to key effects measures as used both in the United States and in the European Union,"​ said Hans Sanderson, Ph.D., SDA director of Environmental Safety.

The SDA says the intended audience for the publication is chemical risk assessors within governmental agencies, businesses and stakeholder groups who have some experience in the area of consumer products exposure and risk assessment, and have responsibility for prioritizing chemical safety reviews of substances.

This document should also be useful for assessors involved in chemical risk management work as a tool to improve the efficiency of resource utilization.

Ultimately the publication aims to move risk-based approaches for addressing chemical use in consumer products forward and increase the beneficial use of available data, added Dr. Sanderson.

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