Ecological risk assessment


An ecological risk assessment is carried out to estimate the environmental impact of a certain activity. Ecological risk assessment is usually performed prior to a particular activity to determine if the ecological risk is acceptable, e.g., to approve the use of a chemical or to compare the ecological risk of several alternatives. An ecological risk assessment can also be initiated after an observed effect in the environment in order to elucidate the cause of the observed effect. Ecological risk assessment is an integrated part of the European chemicals legislation (REACH), but can also be used to investigate other types of environmental impact.



EU's chemical legislation (REACH) dictates, from volumes, the level of registration and approval required for different substances.EnviroPlanning can assist companies to identify the data required for meeting the requirements.