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.

Several laws and regulations govern OEHHA's risk assessment work.

Reports, Notices, Documents

Sep 30, 2016: Art Hazards and Children's Health at OEHHA
Art and Craft Material Exposures and Impacts to Children's Health.  2016 list of Art materials that cannot be purchased for use in kindergarten through 6th grade.
May 27, 2016: Children's Environmental Health Symposia
Each year the Children’s Environmental Health Program sponsors a symposium on key emerging issues relevant to state scientists and policy makers in the field of children’s environmental health.
Feb 12, 2016: Children's Health
Protecting the health and future of our children is important to all Californians.

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