We have built a resource that allows risk assessors to quickly search and locate human exposure tools and data available in the public domain. For this purpose we have built a website and database called The Human Exposure Assessment Tools Database (HeatDB).
Available sources of exposure data were gathered, structured and categorised into a harmonised system. Additionally, available tools for exposure assessment were gathered and categorised into the same system.
There are hundreds of identified sources of human exposure data and tools in heatDB. Users can register for free, login and use the database as required. There is a quick and very responsive search box which searches on all fields and provides results instantaneously. Additionally, there is a message board where users can leave suggestions for improvements to the database or identify new data sources and tools to include in future versions.
The website allows risk assessors to quickly review what data sources and tools are available for given purposes and to have guidance on their appropriate use using a tiering system. In parallel with this database, a report was developed providing analysis, discussion and case studies demonstrating different uses of some the different tools and data sources (available on the main ECETOC website).