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A Review of Non-Chemical Stressors and Their Importance in Cumulative Risk Assessment


Hibbert, K. AND N. Tulve. A Review of Non-Chemical Stressors and Their Importance in Cumulative Risk Assessment. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Risk Analysis, Arlington, VA, December 10 - 14, 2017.


To conduct a systematic scoping review on non-chemical stressors from a child’s social environment to understand their importance in cumulative risk assessment and how they may impact children’s health.


Cumulative exposure/risk assessments need to include non-chemical stressors as well as human activities and chemical data. Multiple stressor research can offer information on the interactions between chemical and non-chemical stressors needed for cumulative risk assessment research. Non-chemical stressors exist in the built, natural and social environments and include physical factors (e.g., noise, temperature, humidity) and psychosocial factors (e.g., poor diet, smoking, illicit drug use)[1]. Scientists study how non-chemical stressors from the social environment (e.g., social support, stress, exposure to violence) affect the biological response to chemical exposures, impacting children’s health[2-5]. This topic is one research area within our conceptual framework and highly important for understanding children’s health and well-being within the cumulative risk assessment framework

Record Details:

Product Published Date: 12/14/2017
Record Last Revised: 12/15/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 338735