The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation (EC) N° 1907/2006 and the Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) 75/324/EEC both require that all chemicals used in aerosol do not adversely affect human health.
Assessment of aerosol spray products for compliance with this regulation may be demonstrated by use of the BAMA/FEA Indoor Air Model which is a simple yet powerful tool independently validated by experts from BRE (UK).
They concluded that the Model "can be used to predict the concentration of aerosol components within a room following a suitable time interval after spraying".
The tool can rapidly generate predicted concentrations for a wide range of aerosol products.
This model is available free of charge on BAMA website
The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) welcomed the BAMA/FEA Indoor Air Model and will consider including it in the GlobalExpoFrame System (GExFrame), a user-friendly web-based software system that houses scientific data and models, particularly those relevant to estimating consumer products' exposures to chemicals.
FEA is in discussion with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to introduce the BAMA/FEA Indoor Air Model as a plug-in of Chesar, the CHEmical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool. Chesar itself is a plug-in to IUCLID 5.3 which aims to help companies to carry out their Chemical Safety Assessments (CSA) and prepare their Chemical Safety Reports (CSR) under the REACH Regulation.