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Risk Assessment & Toxicology

Emerging contaminants. Evolving toxicological data. The rapid evolution of new products and chemistries can make chemical management and risk assessments a challenging area for any business.

Whether the risk is associated with environmental contamination, emerging contaminants, or the proposed use of new chemicals and product lines, you need a team on your side you can turn to as a trusted advisor; a company with the necessary resources and a track record of assessing the toxicology of thousands of chemicals and completing human health and ecological risk assessments in multiple exposure media.

Your Experienced, Trusted Advisor

EHS Support completes toxicological and risk-based assessments on a broad range of chemicals, in both industrial applications and environmental media. We’re involved in a diverse range of toxicological and risk assessments, from environmental risk assessments supporting remedial investigations to the assessment of product liability, product stewardship, and chemical lifecycle assessments. Our focus is on providing a clear definition of the likely and probable risks and how these can be mitigated and managed. Weight-of-evidence-based evaluation supported by systematic/literature reviews and state-of-the-science risk analysis tools help us contextualize and explain toxicological and risk-based information.

A Highly Experienced Team

Our experts are recognized and respected in the chemical and oil & gas sectors and routinely lead application-based assessments, including those in the food and beverage and water-treatment sectors and for clients involved with drilling and hydraulic fracturing. We focus on developing and supporting risk-based decision making for companies in their global operations. Whether associated with site contamination, historical, or proposed use of chemicals or product components, we determine the hazards, quantify the risks, and provide recommendations for use and management.

EHS Support is committed to getting it done right the first time and providing the advice you need to make risk-based decisions.

Human Health Risk Assessment

Human Health Risk Assessment

Our human health risk assessments focus on the overall risk strategy. We ensure that the solution meets your expectations, while at the same time anticipating the challenges that may arise throughout the process. An established rapport with regulatory risk-assessment groups allows for transparent communication and a constructive approach that minimizes unnecessary iterations and enables realistic risk reduction. It’s a proactive approach to the use and transfer of innovative risk-based strategies.

Ecological Risk Assessment

Ecological Risk Assessment

Our assessments reflect representative exposure pathways and site-specific conditions that influence the bioavailability, mobility, and toxicity of constituents. We have designed investigations to evaluate the environmental fate of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals and to assess risks at multiple trophic levels. We’ve worked on multiple, large-scale mercury-impacted sites investigating the fate, transport, and risks associated with mercury in aquatic and terrestrial habitats.

Emerging Contaminants

Emerging Contaminants

"Through our expertise in toxicology and risk assessment, we can advise you on the rapid advancements in the science relating to the fate, transport, and toxicity of emerging contaminants. Likewise, our expertise in regulatory compliance keeps you up-to-date on evolving state and federal regulations that may impact your business. Our technical and regulatory expertise in emerging contaminants helps you develop effective risk-management strategies and remain compliant with the many regulations. [Design note] Secondary landing page needed – expand w/copy and related PFAS messaging."

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals

EHS Support has designed investigations to evaluate the environmental fate of PBT chemicals and to assess human health and ecological risks based on the site-specific bioavailability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation/biomagnification of PBT chemicals within food webs. This includes multiple, large-scale mercury-impacted sites, where we’ve investigated the fate, transport, and human health and ecological risks of mercury in aquatic and terrestrial environments.

Expert Witness

Expert Witness

Defining clearly the relationships between dose and its effects on human health is core to assessment of toxicology and risk. EHS Support’s litigation support team provides credible expert studies and effective expert testimony. Our experts have a breadth of experience working and also specializing in product registration and emerging chemicals. Whether its toxicology, human health, food-chain assessments, or assessments of specific ecological receptors, we have the resources you need.

Product Stewardship

Product Stewardship

Sound product stewardship minimizes the health, safety, environmental, and social impacts of a product and its packaging throughout all lifecycle stages, while ensuring benefits to the business. We can support product development from ideation, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, ensure customer expectations are met, defend products by assessing health and environmental effects, and meet societal expectations for the responsible distribution of products for use as intended.