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Human Health Risk Assessment Research

Human health risk assessment is the process by which estimates of the nature and probability of adverse health effects in humans, who may be exposed to chemicals in contaminated environmental media, are developed.

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Hazard and Dose-Response Assessment

Part of a risk assessment is to develop hazard and dose-response assessments that evaluate information on the health effects that may result from exposure to environmental contaminants.

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Heath & Environmental Research Online (HERO)
Chemical Safety Research

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Science Assessments in Support of NAAQS (ISAs/MSAs)

Understanding the current science about the health and welfare effects of the criteria air pollutants is a critical Agency need to support decisions about the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Integrated Science Assessments (ISAs)
Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee
Air, Climate, And Energy Research

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Exposure Assessment

Exposure assessments are important to understanding the risks posed to human health from environmental contaminants.

Exposure Research

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Community Risk and Technical Support

Communities are often faced with an urgent need for coordinated assistance to assess and address issues of chemical and other environmental contamination.

Superfund Support Center
Toxic Release Inventory
Provisional Peer Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTV)
Exposure Factors Program

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Models, Databases, and Tools for Human Health

EPA's scientists are translating new research in molecular biology and computational sciences into practical applications for developing hazard and dose-response assessments – a critical step for advancing risk assessment.

Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS)

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Support and Training

EPA is developing risk assessment training programs and tools to help risk assessors and risk managers understand the state-of-the-science used in human health risk assessments.

Superfund Support Center
IRIS Hotline
BMDS Training

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