Title: The EPA s human exposure research program for assessing cumulative risk in communities 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: USA 
Year: 2010 
Availability: Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. Doi: 10.1038/jes.2009.20. 
Author 1/Producer: Valerie G Zartarian and Bradley D Schultz 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.nature.com/jes/journal/v20/n4/abs/jes200920a.html  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Short description: EXTRACT: New US tool to assess cumulative health risk of multiple chemicals Identifying and prioritising environmental issues within a community requires clear assessment tools that are based on scientific evidence. These tools include exposure models, sampling methods, databases and geographical information systems (GIS). The US EPA is developing models and tools to conduct exposure assessments of multiple stresses to the environment, with the aim of reducing risks and improving health. The study outlined the research programme behind this initiative. So far the programme has reviewed and evaluated existing assessment tools by applying them to case studies. Alongside discussions with stakeholder groups, which include scientists and regional EPA officers, the review indicated that existing tools are difficult to use and do not answer all community questions. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/06/2010

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