News from Brussels regarding exposure scenarios: LCID method and safe use of mixtures

LCID Method: basic concepts

lcdi_method.jpgSelerant took part to the “Safe Use Information for Mixtures under REACH and the LCID Methodology Workshop” organized in Brussels on the 4th of May by Cefic (The European Chemical Industry Council) and VCI (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.).

The LCID (Lead Component IDentification) method shown at the workshop has the aim of supporting mixture producers in choosing relevant information contained in the exposure scenarios of components of a mixture, in order to include such information in the SDS of the mixture itself.

More specifically, this method consists in defining the “lead components” of a mixture for environmental and health (based on way of exposure) hazards.

The principle of the LCID method can be paragraphed as follows: if risk is controlled for the most dangerous components, then the risks deriving from the other components will be under control as well, therefore the operative conditions and hazard management measures specified in the exposure scenarios of the lead components of the mixture will be considered relevant for the safe use of the mixture.

In accordance with the LCID method, the lead components are determined by taking into consideration the DNEL and PNEC values of components, their CLP classification and their concentration in the mixture.

LCID method: other information

Selerant is continuously following the developments of the LCID method and its evolutions, and invites you to a webinar where we will give you an overview of this method.

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For more information regarding the LCID method, please refer to the dedicated guide by Cefic at the following link:

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