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The purpose of work package 5 is to apply the full chain approach developed, as described in work packages 1 to 4, using three case studies.  The aims of the case studies are to test the developed integrated methodology; suggest any refining to the data tools and identify where the data gaps are.

Scope of the case studies

The tools will be tested using three case studies, these being:

  1. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) through dermal exposure;
  2. Phthalates through multi-pathway exposures;
  3. BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes) with mixture effect.


Firstly, reports on overall indoor exposure in Europe for the pollutants dealt with in the case studies providing exposure distributions for households in the EU and highlighting the characteristics of homes identified as having particularly high personal exposures will be produced. 

Secondly, suggestions regarding the current data gaps, ways to fill them, and how to optimize the full chain indoor exposure assessment methodology to become an across-the-board standard for indoor exposure and risk assessment will be reported. 


The three case studies are available to view as appendices to the main report, found here.


The contact person for WP5 is Karen Galea from IOM, Scotland (

Project contacts

For further information about INTERA contact:

Dr Karen Galea at IOM, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP, UK.

Arja Asikainen,
National Institute for Health and Welfare,
FI 70701 Kuopio, FINLAND