Risk Assessment

Assessing Risk to Help Inform Readiness, Response, & Recovery

Environmental contamination can present a risk to human health, the environment, and the reputation and assets of an organization When faced with an active or historical release of chemicals, a thorough understanding of regulatory compliance and the risk assessment process is crucial to providing strategies and cost-effective remedial solutions successfully. Risk assessment is an integral part of many of the daily activities of EC toxicologists and health scientists. From litigation support to assessing risk after an incident, to evaluating consumer products, our team can handle it.

EC provides qualitative and quantitative site-specific evaluations of risks posed to human health or ecological. Unlike other consulting firms, EC toxicologists and health scientists understand the basis of toxicology in the field of human health risk assessment and apply fundamentals of toxicology. We lay the foundation necessary to conduct a thorough risk evaluation to help protect your personnel.

Evaluating Environmental Data to Determine Potential Health Risks

It is critical to promptly and accurately assess the extent of exposure and risk associated with contamination following a chemical exposure. EC risk assessors evaluate the multiple exposure pathways that are possible at a site and the complex parameters necessary to evaluate any risk from ingestion of contaminated soil, water, or food, inhalation of vapor and particulates, and consideration of absorption of chemicals through skin contact.

Our team conducts risk assessments in accordance with various state, federal, and international risk assessment guidelines (USEPA RAGS, DTSC HERO, TCEQ TRRP, LDEQ RECAP, Health Canada). However, what sets EC apart from others is our ability to incorporate unique and innovative strategies to build on the existing risk assessment framework to serve you and your personnel in the most effective way possible. These strategies include:

  • Site-specific exposure assessments
  • Chemical-specific exposure assessments
  • Receptor-specific exposure assessments
  • Job-task-specific exposure assessments
  • Incorporation of bioaccessibility factors into exposure assessments
  • Evaluation of multiple chemicals and biological interactions at target organs
  • Toxicological assessments of chemicals without existing USEPA-derived toxicity factors
  • Derivation of risk-based screening levels for chemicals with no existing standards