EPA Science Inventory

FIFTH NHEERL SYMPOSIUM FLYER -- INDICATORS IN HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

Citation:

BarnesMiller, A. FIFTH NHEERL SYMPOSIUM FLYER -- INDICATORS IN HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

Description:

Announcement for NHEERL Fifth Symposium - Indicators in Health and Ecological Risk Assessment. The purpose of the symposium is to address assessment of risk to public health or environmental resources which requires competent characterization of stressors and corresponding effects. Because of the complexity of most stressor-response relationships, it is impossible to completely characterize all the variables, so a select set of measurements is made to reflect the most critical comonents. Such measurements, or indicators, are included in monitoring programs to estimate trend, stressor source, or magnitude of effects and lead to thresholds for management action or restoration. Although a wide variety of programs and program objectives exist, there are some common challenges for indicator development, including a strong link to management actions. Indicator measurements used in U. S. EPA risk assessment activities must stem from collaboration among managers, risk assessors, scientists and stakeholders. The primary objective of the U.S. EPA's Fifth Symposium of the National Health and Environmental Effects Resarch Laboratory is to improve health and ecological risk assessment through dedicated sessions that maximize interaction and discussion among these groups.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/ANNOUNCEMENT)
Start Date: 06/06/2000
Completion Date: 06/06/2000
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record Created: 10/28/2003
Record Released: 10/28/2003
Record ID: 66608

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

IMMEDIATE OFFICE

NATIONAL OUTREACH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STAFF