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Human Health Research Improves Risk Assessment

Photograph of an elderly womanEPA provides a strategic approach to develop and evaluate the methods, tools, and data needed to improve risk assessments to protect the public. The research is uniquely multidisciplinary and integrated to meet the basic research needs of the Agency. Fundamental science is answering questions such as those below.

Human Health Research Reduces Scientific Uncertainties

Photograph of a smoke-emitting towerRisk assessments are enhanced when there is less reliance on assumptions and simplified approaches. Human health research is providing the data to reduce uncertainties and improve risk assessments. Studies to understand exposures, toxic doses, and health effects are providing understanding that can lead to protection of public health.

Human Health Research Supports Decision Making

Photograph of a mother and childHuman health research provides the fundamental science needed to solve environmental problems. Core research provides information about underlying key biological, chemical, and physical processes that can be used to solve real-world environmental problems. The Human Health Research Program is filling the gaps in knowledge to move risk assessment forward and better protect the public health.

This site describes human health research at EPA To advance risk assessments, the following research themes have been identified.

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