Reliable statements about the environmental compatibility of chemical and biological agents, nanomaterials and products require the assessment of exposure levels and potential hazards. Our investigations encompass standard tests required e.g. for notification and labeling as well as complex studies addressing highly differentiated concerns.
In addition to experimental investigations and computer simulations, we work on the improvement of strategies and methods in the context of environmental risk assessments. The legislative framework comprises the EU-wide regulations on hazard and risk assessment for industrial chemicals (REACH), biocides, and human and veterinary medicinal products, as well as corresponding regulations in the USA and Japan.
The institute has obtained a GLP certificate for the relevant test categories.