TOPIC 5: Non-dietary human health hazard, exposure and risk

Ensuring the safety of everyone potentially coming into contact with pesticides by means of non-dietary exposure, either by applying them, working with crops or surfaces treated by them, or passing/living in the vicinity where these products are used, is of big importance. The purpose of this topic is to provide an overview on the latest developments and recent highlights on non-dietary human health hazard identifications, exposure estimation and risk mitigation measures for operators and workers as well as for residents and bystanders. With regard to health hazard, subtopics as mechnism of toxicity and pharmacokinetics, criteria setting and assessment of endocrine disruptor potential, and risk and harmonized approaches to assessment and classification will be included. Next to this presentatios on handling of mixtures for human risk assessment are considered.
Speakers from around the world will share and discuss their recent highlights in these research areas by either workshops, oral presentations or poster sessions giving a platform for interaction and discussion between academic researchers, industry professionals, regulators and early career scientists. The target audience includes everyone interested in these subtopcs from both academic industry and regulators perspective.

Key words

Occupational, operator, worker, bystander, resident, exposure, hazard risk, mitigation, toxicity, endocrine disruptor, cumulative exposure, biomonitoring, exposure modeling, domestic poisoning, amateur and amenity.

Subtopics

5.1

Advances in exposure assessment and mitigation of operator and worker risk

5.2

Advances in exposure assessment and mitigation of resident and bystander exposure and risk

5.3

Mechanisms of toxicity and pharmacokinetics

5.4

Criteria setting and assessment of endocrine disruptor potential and risk

5.5

Harmonized approaches to assessment and classification

5.6

Handling of mixtures for human risk assessment