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New Book by PFA: Chemical Risk Assessment: A Manual for REACH

December 31st, 2013

Peter Fisk Associates has published its first book, Chemical Risk Assessment: A Manual for REACH, which is now available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc  and  can be ordered online as a hardcover or as a download for Kindle.

The text is an accessible guide and support to understanding policy and implementing good practice and procedure in the chemicals market in the EU. It gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of chemical safety in a scientific and policy context, with REACH as its main theme.

Chemical Risk Assessment: A Manual for REACH is organized around the following themes:

  • Assessment of chemical risk
  • Risk management
  • Hazard reduction, substitution and green chemistry
  • Risk versus benefit – socio–economic analysis.

The details of what is involved in a REACH registration are explained in depth, and the reader is taken through the process of authorisation when it is needed. Techniques to help solve the problems of using potentially risky and hazardous chemicals through the use of less hazardous alternatives, including ‘green chemistry’, are also explained. The book gives scientific and technical understanding of particular challenges faced in the chemical industry, with solutions of how they can be overcome, within the EU regulatory context.

For more details, see the page on Chemical Risk Assessment: A Manual for REACH on the publisher’s website.