Health Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a systematic approach to assessing the potential health risks associated with exposure to known or potentially toxic agents. Risk assessments can be used in a variety of contexts, including evaluating exposure to chemicals associated with consumer products, occupational settings, or specific contaminated sites. The scope of the risk assessment can be limited to single risk estimates, typically for a highly exposed individual within a population (deterministic risk assessment), or expanded to risk estimates across the full distribution of the exposed population (i.e., probabilistic risk assessment). Exponent scientists and engineers are highly knowledgeable in risk assessment methodologies and related analyses that are critical components of many environmental regulatory decisions and are frequently used in litigation.