Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Promoting Pollution Prevention Through Information Exchange
GLRPPR Sector Resource: Using 21st Century Science to Improve Risk-Related Evaluations
The report identifies a number of activities and associated decision-making contexts that could benefit from the incorporation of 21st century science. They include setting priorities for testing chemicals; assessing chemical toxicity, exposure, and risk; understanding risks associated with a hazardous waste site or a chemical spill; and evaluating new chemicals that have no data to assess them. Because 21st century science produces diverse, complex, and potentially very large datasets, approaches will be needed to analyze and integrate different data streams, and the report provides a research agenda for tackling some of the challenges. The report emphasizes that although there are many challenges, 21st century science holds great promise for advancing risk assessment and ultimately improving public health and the environment.
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