In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute, ESIG has conducted a study to generate data regarding inhalation and dermal exposure during Industrial and non-industrial spraying activities in order to evaluate the performance of the European Centre For Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC)’s Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) tool.

An analysis carried out by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), regarding measurement data for industrial and professional spraying activities compared to exposure estimates provided by the ECETOC’s TRA risk assessment tool shows that its model values may not be conservative enough for these process categories.  The tool calculates the risk of exposure from chemicals to workers, consumers and the environment. The lack of field/experimental data does not allow an evaluation of the ECETOC TRA performance on dermal exposure during industrial and professional spraying. That is why ESIG decided to conduct the study.