EPA Science Inventory

Developing New Tools and Methods for Risk Assessment

Citation:

Zhao, J. Developing New Tools and Methods for Risk Assessment. Presented at The Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment, Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA, May 25 - 30, 2014.

Description:

Traditionally, risk assessment for environmental chemicals is based upon epidemiological and/or animal toxicity data. Since the release of the National Academy of Sciences Toxicity in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy (2007) and Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment (2008), there has been a growing interest in incorporating recent advances in technologies and tools into the risk assessment paradigm. Recent developments in computational toxicology, dose response modeling, and high throughput in vitro toxicity testing are providing a basis for advancements in risk assessment technology. These new developments may provide the ability to evaluate many compounds found at contaminated sites throughout the U.S. that have limited or no available toxicity information. In addition, these new methods could also provide supplemental information to traditional in vivo toxicity data analysis. With the rapid advancement in toxicity testing development, some of these new approaches are likely to become key players in chemical risk assessment. The views expressed in this abstract are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. EPA.

Purpose/Objective:

Introduce current development in risk assessment mothology to risk assessors in central and eastern European area.

URLs/Downloads:

PRESENTATION SLIDES_KCD.PPTX

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Completion Date: 06/16/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/16/2014
Record Created: 06/16/2014
Record Released: 06/16/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 278580

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT