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.