The European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES) is a decision-support instrument which enables government authorities, research institutes and chemical companies to carry out rapid and efficient assessments of the general risks posed by chemical substances. EUSES is intended mainly for initial and refined risk assessments rather than for comprehensive assessments.
EUSES is a decision-support instrument, which enables government
authorities, research institutes and chemical companies to carry out
rapid and efficient assessments of the general risks posed by substances
to man and the environment.
EUSES is intended mainly for initial and refined risk assessments rather than comprehensive assessments. The system is fully described in the extensive EUSES documentation and is based on the EU Technical Guidance Documents (TGD) on Risk Assessment for New Notified Substances, Existing Substances and Biocides.
The new EUSES 2.1.2 version (2012) is an update of EUSES 2.1, containing all Emission Scenario Documents for biocides.
The development of EUSES 2.1 was commissioned by the European
Commission to the National Institute of Public Health and the
Environment (RIVM) of The Netherlands. The work was supervised by an EU
working group comprised of representatives of the JRC-European Chemicals
Bureau, EU Member States and the European chemical industry. TSA Group
Delft bv was responsible for programming the system.
As a consequence of the development of EUSES 2.1, two documents were redrafted:
EUSES Blacklist documents contain an overview of inconsistencies or errors which became apparent after EUSES 2.1 was released:
The EUSES version 2.1.2 is based only on blacklist items; there is no separate functional or technical design or scientific model document. All items that were put on the blacklist document are processed built, fixed or solved.
The program can be downloaded (free of charge) here:EUSES 2.1.2 Installation
(updated 19 January 2012)
The zipped file includes:
- executable program Euses21.exe
- calculation library Ceus21.dll
- online help file Euses21.hlp
- support files
Training material on EUSES in general and the application of EUSES for the evaluation of biocides is also available - see list below: