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Risk reduction and analysis of advantages and drawbacks for medium chain chlorinated paraffins - CB01044

The objectives of this project are to assess the advantages and drawbacks of different risk reduction options, primarily for the environment, on the use of MCCPs. The project will enable judgement as to whether the benefits of adopting the restrictions outweigh the consequences to society as a whole of imposing the controls;and it will determine the best risk reduction strategy offering the greatest net benefits.


The European Union adopted the Existing Substances Regulation (793/93/EEC) on 23 March 1993. This initiated a major programme to collect basic information on high tonnage chemical substances to draw up priority lists identifying where there is the greatest concern, to assess any risk which may be posed to human health or the environment, and to decide whether any further controls are necessary through development of a risk reduction strategy. Where any proposed control measures include recommendations for restrictions on the marketing and use of substances, the rapporteur (Member State with the lead on the risk assessment) is required to submit an analysis of the advantages and drawbacks of the substance, and of the availability of replacement substances.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2006

Cost: £29,916
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Entec UK Limited
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology