Health Sciences & Risk Assessment
SC&A staff includes Certified Industrial Hygienists,
risk assessment specialists, public health professionals,
Certified Health Physicists, environmental scientists,
and chemists who evaluate the threats presented by chemical,
biological, and radiological contaminants to human health
and ecological receptors. Our services include:
- Evaluation of threats posed by indoor air contaminants,
including mold, chemicals, and radon
- Human health and ecological risk assessments performed
for CERCLA, RCRA, and other remediation efforts
- Technical support on Natural Resource Damage Assessment
- Radiological dose reconstruction
- SC&A has performed human health and ecological risk
assessments at many RCRA and CERCLA sites.
- SC&A provided technical support to EPA’s Indoor
Environments Division related to the health effects associated
with radon, mold, and other indoor air pollutants and provided
communication support in conveying guidance about preventing
and remediating these contaminants.
- SC&A has supported the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention in evaluating diagnostic (use of hospital equipment)
and preventive (taking activated carbon to minimize exposure)
measures that can be taken if members of the public are exposed
- SC&A has supported Industrial Economics, Inc. in
several NRDA projects.
- SC&A provided technical input to the development of the
Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS).
- SC&A developed and taught six 1-day training seminars on
the subjects of environmental chemistry, quality control, and
risk assessment for hazardous substances.
- For the State of New Mexico, SC&A derived radioecological
screening levels for use as part of the State’s CERCLA/RCRA
review and approval process for permitting, site cleanup, and
- SC&A has performed hundreds of dose reconstructions
associated with DOE workers who have developed cancer and
with veterans and others who were associated with aboveground
nuclear weapons testing and developed cancer.
- SC&A has worked with EPA in evaluating the risks associated
with radon exposure from granite countertops.