Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a scientific process of evaluating the adverse effects caused by a substance, activity, lifestyle, or natural phenomenon. OEHHA is responsible for developing and providing risk managers in state and local government agencies with toxicological and medical information relevant to decisions involving public health. State agency users of such information include all boards and departments within Cal/EPA, as well as the Department of Public Health, the Department of Food and Agriculture, the Office of Emergency Services, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Justice.

Reports, Notices, Documents

May 16, 2017: Blue-Green Algae: A Veterinarian Reference
Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) are non-pathogenic photosynthetic bacteria that grow in outdoor water bodies and produce toxins such as microcystins, cylindrospermopsin and anatoxin-a. This fact sheet is meant to help veterinarians with diagnosis and treatment options.
Apr 3, 2017: 2017 Children’s Environmental Health Symposium
2017 Children's Environmental Health Symposium exploring "Environmental Justice and Children”. The symposium will be held April 26, 2017 and will examine the potential factors underlying children's unique vulnerabilities to the cumulative impacts of pollution and socioeconomic and community stressors.

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