Risk Management of Complex Inorganic Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128110638

Risk Management of Complex Inorganic Materials

1st Edition

A Practical Guide

Editors: Violaine Verougstraete
Paperback ISBN: 9780128110638
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2017
Page Count: 320
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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.

Key Features

  • Focuses on key information required to globally manage the risk of inorganic complex material
  • Includes user-friendly descriptions of methodologies and tools that facilitate chemicals management of such materials
  • Provides key messages to assist communication on risk assessment and risk management to audiences like regulators, workers and communities living around industrial sites


Industry experts charged with the compliance of chemical management program requirements; Academics involved in research on complex inorganic materials; Consultants preparing chemicals management files for companies and regulators; Regulators involved in risk assessment and risk management

Table of Contents

  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


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About the Editor

Violaine Verougstraete

Academic (teaching) experience: Visiting Professor at: • Universiteit Gent, 2012-… ‘Human Toxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment’ • Université 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 Supérieur d’Hygiène (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

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), Eurometaux, Brussels, Belgium