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Gathering Information for Reassessment and Transition

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Committee to Advise on
Reassessment and Transition

Paper # 23


Importance of gathering information related to reassessment and transition

Sources of information

Use of information in risk assessment and risk management

  • Refined estimates of percent crop treated
  • Use of the crop, e.g., fresh versus processed
  • Percent of the crop that is imported
  • Information about regional differences
  • Example: In the chlorpyrifos dietary risk assessment, BEAD's analysis found that use on tomatoes was limited to the imported fruit, rather than tomatoes grown domestically, thus resulting in a more realistic risk assessment.
  • When risk managers are exploring risk mitigation options, BEAD evaluates the potential effects of the options.
  • Example: For chlorpyrifos, BEAD provided information on 1) the number of homes and types of structures treated with chlorpyrifos to help determine potential exposure and 2) alternatives and their efficacy for residential and termiticide uses. This information enabled risk managers to make more informed decisions in the final evaluation.

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