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Health Sciences & Risk Assessment

Health Sciences & Risk Assessment

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 (NRDA) projects
  • Radiological dose reconstruction

Sample Projects

  • 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 to radiation.
  • 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 corrective actions.
  • 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.

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