Collaborative project with OECD working party on exposure assessment to refine existing category definitions and provide guidance on which combination of chemical category types used in consumer use applications result in various exposure pathways for indoor exposure assessment.
indoor environment; exposure assessment; consumer product
There have been some frameworks that define consumer product and consumer article categories and their relationship to exposure pathways, but there is a need for more standardization and consistency across approaches. This guide will build on a 2017 OECD report and recent publications that define relevant exposure pathways for combinations of chemical categories used in various consumer products.
OECD: INTERNATIONALLY HARMONISED FUNCTIONAL, PRODUCT AND ARTICLE USE CATEGORIES ENV/JM/MONO(2017)14.
Eichler, C. M., Hubal, E. A. C., Xu, Y., Cao, J., Bi, C., Weschler, C. J., ... & Little, J. C. (2020). Assessing human exposure to SVOCs in materials, products, and articles: a modular mechanistic framework. Environmental Science & Technology, 55(1), 25-43.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: D22.05
Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand
Date Initiated: 02-02-2022
Technical Contact: Charles Bevington