Advise of BuRO on risks in the consumer products domain

The Office for Risk Assessment & Research advises the Inspector General of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority about the risks for public health that are present in non-food consumer products.

Because many products are produced outside the Netherlands and even outside the EU, a product-oriented approach has been chosen and the approach was not based on the production chain. A division has been made into 16 subdomains on the basis of the legislation or specific target groups. Characteristic of consumer products is, in addition to the chemical and microbiological risks, physical risks also play an important role.