3980 Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Program Descriptions


This program provides tools that form the basis for a scientific approach to assessing both health and environmental risks across all environmental exposure sources. The program identifies chemicals with the potential to cause adverse health effects, quantifies risks and recommends health-based goals and standards, develops scientific policies and guidelines for hazard identification and risk assessment, and provides medical, scientific, and public health support, consultation, and training to state regulators, local governmental agencies, and the public. Particular attention is paid to protecting the health of infants and children.