Risk Management of Complex Inorganic Materials: A Practical Guide facilitates the risk assessment and management of complex inorganic materials around the world by providing accessible and specific guidance on their assessment. Inorganic complex materials, such as ores and concentrates, metal containing- glasses, ceramic and inorganic pigments, alloys, and UVCBs produced during the manufacturing of metals present specificities not addressed by most guidance documents. This book explains the main characteristics of inorganic complex materials affecting their hazard and risk assessment and management, including their source and main uses, also covering hazard and exposure assessment, risk characterization and risk management.
It is an essential reference for regulators involved in risk assessment and risk management, industry experts charged of compliance with chemical management program requirements, consultants preparing chemicals management files for companies and regulators, and academics involved in research on complex inorganic materials.
Academic (teaching) experience: Visiting Professor at: * Universiteit Gent, 2012-... 'Human Toxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment' * Universite catholique de Louvain, 2006 -...,'Regulatory Toxicology' International collaborations, technical/scientific commissions & committees * 1997-2004: EU Risk Assessment : "Cadmium and Cadmium Oxide, human health part" under the Existing Substances Regulation (ESR) 793/93, expert for Belgium, Competent Authority / 2005-2008: Participation/input in several EU Risk Assessments metals (Cu, Pb, Ni, ATO) under the ESR in the Technical Meetings/Technical Committees for New and Existing Substances with Competent Authorities (CA) and European Chemical Bureau (ECB) * 2002-2005: Participation in Conseil Superieur d'Hygiene (toxicologie pesticides/biocides et exposition biocides * 2006-..: Input to & participation in several international REACH Implementation Projects (RIPs) drafting guidance with a view to the implementation of the REACH Regulation * 2010-..: Participation in ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) Committees meetings, such as the Risk Assessment Committee, Partner Expert Groups on guidance documents * 2009-..: Participation in meetings of the OECD hazard assessment and exposure assessment task forces * 2010-...: Member EFSA expert database
1. General introduction 2. Exposure to inorganic complex materials 3. Principles of risk management 4. Main characteristics of relevance for the assessment of complex inorganic materials 5. Data needs, availability, sources and reliability 6. Ecotoxicity assessment of complex inorganic materials 7. Toxicity assessment of complex inorganic materials 8. Ores and concentrates 9. Exposure to UVCBs during manufacturing (recycling) of metals 10. Ceramics and Inorganic pigments (manufacturing and use) 11. Alloys (manufacturing, use, end of life) 12. Specific methodologies/tools to support assessment