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Main Title Research to improve health risk assessments (RIHRA) program /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/9-90/038
Stock Number PB93-116226
OCLC Number 24793916
Subjects Health risk assessment--Research--United States ; Environmental Exposure ; Environmental Pollutants--pharmacokinetics ; Hazardous Substances--adverse effects ; research (function)
Additional Subjects Health hazards ; Risk assessment ; Toxic substances ; Environmental exposure pathways ; Dose-response relationships ; Humans ; Pharmacokinetics ; Biological models ; Research to improve health risk assessments ; RIHRA Program
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EKB Memorandum dated 11 December 1990 attached, as well as an article from the American Journal of Public Health.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  RA566.27.U54 1990 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EKBD  EPA 600/9-90/038 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/08/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 600-9-90-038 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/31/2016
ELBD  EPA 600-9-90-038 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/22/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-9-90-038 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/01/2017
NTIS  PB93-116226 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations
To realistically assess the human health risks associated with exposures to environmental pollutants, the authors must understand a number of important physical, chemical, and biological processes and mechanisms. This suggests that real progress in enhancing the accuracy and precision of health risk assessments depend on the products of a research program focused on the underlying mechanisms of exposure, dose, and effects. Although much of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) base research program has been targeted historically on these issues, substantial benefits can still be gained from instituting a new, more focused research program aimed specifically at reducing the critical uncertainties associated with health risk assessments. The goal of the program, known formally as the Research to Improve Health Risk Assessments (RIHRA) Program, is to generate research results that will significantly improve the EPA's ability to assess human health risks. The RIHRA program is structured so that the research products are germane to a cross-section of the Agency's regulatory programs and risk assessment needs. The authors are confident that the mission-oriented research described in the document will provide the EPA with credible scientific findings that are relevant for risk assessment decisions.
"EPA/600/9-90/038." "June 1990."