Human risk assessment of multiple chemicals using component-based approaches: A horizontal perspective

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For exposure assessment, exposure metrics can be collected or calculated from previous EFSA opinions or monitoring data from available tools(e.g. EFSA pesticide residue information, occurrence data from Member States, EFSA comprehensive consumption database, JECFA and JMPR monographs etc..). Harmonisation of the reporting of exposure metricsis proposed using the upper bound and the lower bound of the 95th centiles.For hazard assessment,it is assumed that for all compounds reference values as health‐based guidance values (HBGV)are available and represent conservative estimates for regulated products and contaminants with non‐cancer effects.



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