Human health impacts of chemicals REF: 857
The subject of the service is the quantification and valuation of the human health impacts of chemicals, based on quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) (and related concepts). The human health impacts of interest are those relevant to the chemicals which have been subject to previous REACH Annex XVII restrictions/restriction dossers, which are listed in REACH Annex XIV or are on the ‘Candidate List’, or which are expected to be subject to restriction or prioritisation in the near future. Many of these chemicals are likely to be associated with health impacts which have already been subject to measurement using QALYs and DALYs.
The objective of this service is to review the existing literature to collate these existing QALY/DALY estimates, to evaluate how applicable and ‘transferable’ they are to the REACH context, and to identify where there are gaps in the existing literature such that no QALY/DALY estimates are currently available for human health impacts of interest.