3980 Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Program Descriptions


The Health Risk Assessment program provides tools forming the basis for a scientific approach to assessing both health and environmental risks across all environmental exposure sources. The program identifies chemicals with potential to cause adverse health effects; quantifies risks and recommends health-based goals and standards; develops scientific policies and guidelines for hazard identification and risk assessment; and provides medical, scientific, and public health support, consultation, and training to state regulators, local governmental agencies, and the public. The program also evaluates community pollution burdens and vulnerabilities. This program pays particular attention to protecting the health of infants and children.