On 18 January 2023, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) published the updated Guidance on the assessment of exposure of operators, workers, residents and bystanders in risk assessment of plant protection products (PPPs).
Together with the guidance document, EFSA has also developed an online calculator for the purpose of estimating the non-dietary human exposure related to the use of PPPs. However, acknowledging the well-known limitations of the online tool, CropLife Europe (CLE) has developed an offline MS Excel-based calculator, which risk assessors will recognize as a familiar tool similar to the one available with the previous EFSA Guidance from 2014. This offline tool is made available for risk assessors of PPPs to aid them in the assessment of substances used in PPPs in the context of plant protection products regulation according to EFSA Guidance 2022.
The tool has been subjected to thorough testing; however, CLE does not guarantee that the tool works error-free. CLE offers no warranty either to the reliability of the tool and the provided information or to the conclusions or assumptions made by any user on the basis of the use of this tool or the use of such information or to the regulatory acceptance of the assessments conducted using the tool. All usage is at the discretion of the user and CLE is not liable for any consequences resulting from such use.
Before using this calculator, the user should make sure that the latest version is being used.Download
A data base of 102 replicates for operators undertaking hand-held spray application using a spray gun connected to a large spray tank has been established for operators spraying in Southern European greenhouses. An additional 94 replicates for operators mixing and loading solid and liquid formulations were generated to populate an identified data gap within existing exposure models.
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