KIDS + CHEMICAL SAFETY is a go-to source for balanced, scientifically accurate chemical health information. The website focuses on the latest chemical-related health concerns, news, and science developments related to children's chemical risks. The site is a collaboration of multiple organizations:
+ Alliance for Risk Assessment (ARA)
+ American Chemistry Council (ACC)
+ Cincinnati Children's Hospital Drug & Poison Control Center
+ NSF International
+ Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)
Users may submit their own chemical health questions to be answered by area experts.
This multi-party collaboration to continue the discussion was set forth by the National Academy of Science's Science and Decisions: Advancement of Risk Assessment (2009). Over 50 organizations have come together under the aegis of the Alliance for Risk Assessment (ARA), to conduct a series of meetings, with the ultimate goal of consensus among the participants on a methods compendium highlighting key considerations for applying dose-response techniques for common risk assessment applications. The Dose Response Framework is now available from the National Library of Medicine and is intended to serve as an evergreen database for assisting risk assessment decision-making.
Featured Project: Guidance for Contaminated Sites: Trichloroethylene (TCE) Risk Assessment
A coalition of interested parties is forming a workgroup to develop practical application guidance for the use of USEPA Reference Concentration (TCE RfC) and Inhalation Unit Risk (IUR) values for trichloroethylene for the purpose of site cleanup and closure.
The goals of the coalition include:
1. Develop additional risk assessment guidance on how to interpret the non-cancer endpoint when it is used for deciding clean-up standards or acceptable exposure levels when closing sites.
2. Clarify the issues surrounding the potential developmental cardiac malformations for use in understanding clean-up standards and...