Human Health Risk and Environmental Analysis

The Human Health Risk and Environmental Analysis Group at ORNL is engaged in developing methods and providing analysis and assessments to inform the decision process and to improve the management of risks to human health and the environment that are associated with energy production, hazardous waste, national security, and natural disasters. The Group conducts research and provides assistance to the Department of Energy and other federal agencies in the following topical areas:

  • Integrated, multidisciplinary assessments [including environmental impact assessments under the National Environmental Policy Act (NGPA)]
  • Human health risk assessment (including dosimetry and radiation protection)
  • Toxicology (including the derivation of safe human exposure levels)
  • Emergency preparedness and management
  • Regulatory analysis