Through a project called ExpoAdvance, by 2030, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and its EU partners aim to be ready for the routine implementation of human health risk assessments regarding aggregate, dietary and non-dietary exposure to chemicals. Within the same time frame, the agency also strives to improve its exposure assessment for mixtures of multiple chemicals, and developed a roadmap for action.
According to the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability, chemical risk assessment must evolve to account for different routes and sources of exposure. The objective of ExpoAdvance is to improve EFSA’s chemical exposure assessments—which are not currently conducted in a consistent manner—to better address human health risk assessment needs. Dietary chemical exposure assessments are a regular part of EFSA’s food and feed risk assessment; however, exposure through all routes (aggregate exposure) is rarely quantified, despite the fact that non-dietary exposure is often acknowledged.
Food Safety Magazine, 27-10-22