Environmental Health Risk Assessment Program


To protect the health of Rhode Island communities by assessing human exposures to hazardous chemicals in the environment.

What we do

  • Identify pathways of human exposure to hazardous chemicals at contaminated sites and their potential human health effects, in partnership with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
  • Engage with and educate communities affected by chemical contamination and address concerns about potential health outcomes.
  • Recommend public health interventions to reduce exposures.
  • Assist childcare providers in avoiding potential exposures through a Choosing Safe Places for Early Care and Education Program.

Program Publications


  • Keeping Children Safe from Environmental Contamination (English) (Spanish)
  • Making Your Home Safe for Family-Based Child Care (English) (Spanish)



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and the 6-10 Interchange Construction Project (English) (Spanish)

Health Consultations