IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS VERSION OF THE BROWSE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS AN ARCHIVE AND IS NO LONGER IN DEVELOPMENT
Regulation 1107/2009 (replacing Directive 91/414/EC) requires assessment of the exposure of operators, workers, bystanders and residents to plant protection products before they can be authorised for sale in the EU. The BROWSE project, supported by the EU 7th Framework Programme improved, extended the existing models used in the risk assessment of plant protection products (PPPs) to evaluate these exposures. Multiple exposure scenarios were developed to include different crop types, climatic regions and crop systems. The scenarios were designed to be conservative and to account for variability using probabilistic simulation. Standard default input values are built into the software where available.
The models developed within the project are implemented in freely available, easy-to-use software, which end-users can download, accompanied by user instructions and detailed technical documentation. All revised models involved relevant stakeholder and end-user communities and are designed to be suitable for adoption by the authorities responsible for pesticides regulation.
Related to the work carried out in Work Package 3 of BROWSE, a new model for bystander and resident exposures is also available in the Bream2 model
THIS VERSION OF THE BROWSE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS AN ARCHIVE AND IS NO LONGER IN DEVELOPMENT. It is provided only for the purpose of research and is not being supported by Fera. It is NOT for use in regulatory assessments. The email and web addresses included at various points in the documentation are no longer active.
All versions of BROWSE software are provided on an "AS IS" BASIS and WITHOUT WARRANTY, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Fera shall not be liable for any claims, losses, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever (whether such claims, losses, demands or damages were foreseeable, known or otherwise and whether direct, indirect or consequential) arising out of or in connection with this software and/or its supply by Fera.]
Operator model documentation
Worker model documentation
Resident and bystander model documentation
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