Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Department of Environmental Health

Risk Science Center (RSC)

Product Assessment

PollutionThe Risk Science Center provides integrated toxicology support for product safety evaluation and characterization of environmental site-related risks through our extensive network of international experts in exposure modeling.  


  • A risk communication document was developed on bromate for the International Bottled Water Association.

  • An evaluation of potential health risks from chronic exposure to emissions of Toxic Release Inventory Chemicals from power plants was conducted for Cinergy.

  • The potential for adverse effects associated with candle emissions was investigated.  Emission profiles and exposure estimates were compared to existing benchmarks to assess potential health risks associated with individual materials and the mixture of emission products.

  • An evaluation of potential risk associated with mercury exposure from breakage of compact fluorescent light bulbs was completed in collaboration with the New Zealand Ministry of Health.