Reproduction and Extension of EFSA Operator Exposure Calculator

First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
6. Juli 2020
External Scientific Report

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In specific contract No 13 issued under the framework agreement OC/EFSA/AMU/2015/02, EFSA requested Open Analytics to implement a web application for operator exposure calculation. The software is developed in R and consists of a WEB‐based tool composed by several modules providing non‐dietary exposure estimates (for operators, workers, residents and bystanders) related to the use of plant protection products. The application extends the EFSA calculator by including models for both outdoor and indoor (greenhouse) scenarios. The application is developed in a modular form such that new modules can be added when available, either by the developers of the application or by EFSA.

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