Science Inventory

A Conceptual Framework for U.S. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory

Citation:

ARAUJO, R., R. S. DYER, R. C. FORTMANN, F. A. FULK, F. S. HAUCHMAN, D. T. HEGGEM, S. T. RAO, M. R. RODGERS, L. S. SHELDON, AND E. J. WEBER. A Conceptual Framework for U.S. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-09/003 (NTIS PB2010-103951), 2009.

Impact/Purpose:

This document provides a conceptual framework for addressing EPA 's NERL’s research mission and achieving its goal of scientific leadership.

Description:

Fulfilling the U.S. EPA mission to protect human health and the environment carries with it the challenge of understanding exposures for tens of thousands of chemical contaminants, a wide range of biological stressors, and many physical stressors. The U.S. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) is uniquely positioned to address the Nation’s most challenging environmental exposure questions. Exposure science provides the Agency with the fundamental knowledge and tools necessary to assess potential exposures and risks to emerging environmental threats and to mitigate exposures to known contaminants and stressors. NERL’s combined expertise in modeling, chemistry, microbiology, ecology, molecular biology, geographic information systems, and remote sensing enables the Laboratory to bring cutting-edge research and technology to the field of exposure science.

URLs/Downloads:

EPA600R09003_CONCEPTUAL_FRAMEWORK_RPT.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 5137 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 02/01/2009
Record Last Revised: 02/03/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 203003

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

NERL-IMMEDIATE OFFICE