Looking for more risk assessment information or resources?
Here are a few places you might want to visit...
World Wide Web Home Pages of Interest to Risk Assessors:
RISKANAL - The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Columbia-Cascades Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis have set up this risk analysis Internet mailing list, as a service to the international risk analysis community. RISKANAL is a discussion list focused on risk analysis. RISKANAL is affiliated with the Society for Risk Analysis, a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organizations, and to society as a local, regional, national, or global level. To join, send an email message to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Content of message: subscribe riskanal first_name last_name.
ToxList - to join, send message to: email@example.com
Content of message: Subscribe ToxList
ToxList is an electronic group created for the discussion and dissemination of issues and information related to all fields of toxicology.
Enviro-Newsbrief - to join, send message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Content of message: Subscribe EnvironB-L first_name last_name
Enviro-Newsbrief provides a summary of the news that affects EPA, especially: appointments to the EPA and other environment-related appointnemts; the Council of Environmental Quality; changes to OMB's process of regulatory review; regulatory reform: "reinventing government"; environmental legislation; federal employee issues; and interagency work on environmental issues.
World Library of Toxicology- The World Library of Toxicology, Chemical Safety, and Environmental Health is a free global Web portal that provides the scientific community and public with links to major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, professional societies, and other groups addressing issues related to toxicology, public health, and environmental health. It seeks to overcome barriers to the sharing of information between countries by creating a partnership of national and international organizations contributing high-quality scientific information resources in toxicology and environmental health to a borderless data depository. The overall goal is to improve global public health.
U.S. Sites: Government
Cal/EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). Proposition 65 information and the new Public Health Goal reports for estimated safe levels of chemicals in drinking water may be of particular interest.
Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Provides access to a newsletter, listing of related internet resources, toxicological profiles for various chemicals, etc.
Department of Energy's (DOE's) Center for Risk Excellence. The Center develops and implements policy practices, guidance, tools, support, and training that result in risk-based decisions that protect both human health and the environment
Toxic and Hazardous Substances Standards,OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910 Subpart Z
The mission of the American Industrial Hygiene Association is to increase the knowledge of industrial and environmental health through interchange and dissemination of information; to bring together persons interested in the various phases of industrial and environmental health; to promote the profession through the encouragement of interest within and cooperation with governmental, industrial, educational, and other professional bodies, and to promote the study, evaluation, and control of environmental stresses arising in or from the work place or its products.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) is a member-based organization and community of professionals that advances worker health and safety through education and the development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.
American College of Toxicology
The mission of the American College of Toxicology is to educate and lead professionals in industry, government and related areas of toxicology by actively promoting the exchange of information and perspectives on the current status of safety assessment and the application of new developments in toxicology.
A new, comprehensive, open source software program under development by the American Crop Protection Association (ACPA) to address risk assessment requirements mandated by the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).
The Environmental Fate Data Bases (EFDB) are now available free of charge thanks to Syracuse Research Corporation and support from U.S. EPA, Procter & Gamble, and Du Pont. These online databases identify or provide all of the information necessary for assessing human or environmental exposure to chemicals from occupational and consumer use, environmental contamination, and food consumption. This is a excellent way to identify physical properties (water solubility, vp, log P, pKa, Henry's law constants, etc.), degradation or transport information, and ambient and effluent monitoring data. EFDB is comprised of several interrelated files — DATALOG, BIOLOG, CHEMFATE and BIODEG and was developed by Syracuse Research Corporation under the sponsorship of the EPA since1979.
DATALOG is a bibliographic file that contains 18 types of environmental fate data, including information about physical properties, environmental degradation, transport processes and monitoring. The file is indexed by CAS Registry Numbers and contains over 350,000 records on over 16,000 chemicals.
BIOLOG provides sources of microbial toxicity and data concerning biodegradation. It contains 60,000 records on 7,600 chemicals.
CHEMFATE contains 23 data categories relating to commercially important chemical compounds, including information on environmental fate, chemical and physical properties, and monitoring data. Actual experimental values are abstracted and retained in the file. CHEMFATE contains 17,214 records on 1,728 chemicals.
BIODEG contains experimental values derived from biodegradation studies and includes evaluation codes that can be used for predicting biodegradability. This file contains actual experimental results for approximately 1,000 chemicals.
Environmental Mutagenesis Society
The Environmental Mutagen Society (EMS) is the primary scientific society fostering research on the basic mechanisms of mutagenesis as well as on the application of this knowledge in the field of genetic toxicology.
EXtension TOXicology NETwork (EXTOXNET)
Cooperative effort among various universities to stimulate dialog on toxicology issues, and to make toxicology information available. Includes newsletter, fact sheets, chemical profiles, etc.
Through its international network of branches, ILSI works toward global harmonization and by helping to solve scientific problems that touch people in many countries and regions.
The LifeLine Group
The LifeLine Group is a not for profit organization that is the creator of LifeLine(TM) Software for the Assessment of Cumulative and Aggregate Exposures to pesticides and other chemicals.
A world leader in exposure assessment for chemicals and pesticides
Ohio Society for Risk Analysis
The Ohio Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis (OSRA) is an officially chartered chapter of the national SRA, and maintain a membership independent of, but in association with, the national organization. They are interested in risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management and represent the academic, commercial, consultative, governmental and industrial sectors.
Resources for the Future (RFF)
This Washington, D.C. organization includes a Center for Risk Management, and this site provides linkages to the homepages of other information
An international www publication, covering news and views on risk assessment and risk management
Toxicology News Group via the BIOSC/bionet Electronic Newsgroup Network for Biology
Choose "toxicology" from the newsgroups listed in "archives".
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC®)
Society for Risk Analysis
The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk.
Society of Toxicology
The Society of Toxicology is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the U.S. and abroad. The Society promotes the acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology, aids in the protection of public health, and facilitates disciplines. The Society has a strong commitment to education in toxicology and to the recruitment of students and new members into the profession.
Also provides access to other international environmental organizations and programs