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Risk Assessment

Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment to Inform Decision Making

The purpose of this document is to describe a Framework for conducting human health risk assessments that are responsive to the needs of decision‐making processes in EPA. This document does not present either a checklist or compendium of requirements. Rather it includes issues to consider, provides suggested questions to ask during risk assessment planning and execution, and identifies some useful practices. The intended audience for this document includes those who assess risk, those who use the information within and outside EPA (e.g., risk managers) and those interested in the process by which EPA conducts risk assessments. This document was produced by a Technical Panel of EPA Risk Assessment Forum.

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