Risk assessment is an important tool for understanding where to focus management efforts to most effectively reduce the potential effects of contaminants on public health and the environment. EDV uses risk assessment to help clients make informed decisions on environmental issues such as the transport, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials; the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites; the development and approval of new products; appropriate levels of emission control; and the establishment of regulatory limits on environmental contaminants. At EDV we help our clients understand what contaminants may be causing harm where and how exposure to these substances occurs. Using the best relevant data and innovative analysis, we help our clients determine how they can minimize exposure to contaminants in order to maximize the protection of public health and the environment. Our in-depth analyses provide our clients with the information they need to determine health-protective and cost-effective solutions.
EDV has assessed the risk of exposure to chemicals and pathogens in land, air, and water. Our risk assessment teams, composed of experienced managers, recognized technical experts, and extensive support resources, cover all aspects of risk assessment including quantitative dose-response, environmental pathway, and exposure modeling. Our in-depth knowledge of risk assessment guidance and procedures, including OMB’s proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin, gives our experts the critical, up-to-date information needed to develop the most effective risk assessments.
EDV’s Risk Assessment Paradigm involves:
- Hazard Identification
- Dose Response Assessment
- Exposure Assessment
- Risk Characterization
- Risk Communication & Management