Radiation Health Risk Assessment

Both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation have important industrial, medical, and consumer applications, but there has been growing concern in recent years regarding the environmental and human health risks posed by these two forms of radiation. For example, natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and the threat of terrorism have dominated the discussions surrounding nuclear plant safety and associated releases of ionizing radiation (radionuclides) into the surrounding environment. Due to increasing reliance on technology, concerns have been raised regarding the increasing opportunity for humans and other forms of life to interface with power- and radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and its implications. Radiation science is complex and a specialized skillset is required in order to adequately advise stakeholders on related matters. Whether it is for applied research, regulatory compliance, community outreach, crisis management, or litigation support.

Exponent’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Risk Assessment has an interdisciplinary team of scientists that has substantial experience in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Our team has advised and provided consultation to private corporations, non-profit organizations, and regulatory agencies. Many of our Center’s scientists are recognized as experts in the field through publishing extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and serving on prominent scientific committees that directly inform the policy and management of radiation. Given our breadth and sophistication in radiation science, Exponent’s Center is uniquely positioned to address most needs for our clients using in-house staff only, which helps maintain quality and consistency of the provided services.