Evaluating, communicating, and managing human health and ecological risk
A pragmatic risk assessment can mean the difference between a successful exit strategy and an endless series of evaluations or unwarranted remediation. We focus our efforts on answering the important questions about risk and exposure to facilitate rapid, cost-effective, and protective cleanup, rather than prolonged site investigation or “science projects.”
We have assisted industry, public agencies, lawyers, and even other consultants with their human health and ecological risk assessment needs on projects throughout the United States. Our clients benefit from a diverse and seasoned group of experts, including risk assessors, statisticians, toxicologists, chemists, field biologists and wetland scientists, data managers, and others. They each bring to their projects significant practical experience in assessing, characterizing, and communicating risk for a variety of land use settings and ecological habitats.
Risks to human health are influenced by the various uses of a site, the contaminants present, and the range of possible exposure pathways. Analyzing these factors is complicated by changing regulatory standards at the state and federal level. Our human health risk assessors represent a breadth of expertise in toxicology, public health, data analysis, site assessment and public communication. Our knowledge and attention to the changing regulatory landscape enable us to focus our efforts on answering the important questions about human risk and exposure, and in turn facilitate rapid, cost-effective, and protective cleanup strategies.
The ecology of a contaminated site and of the adjacent properties and waterbodies can also have a huge impact on site cleanup. Understanding the local ecology and interconnection between contaminant releases and wildlife is essential to finding the right remedy. Our ecological risk team includes ecologists, wildlife biologists, wetland scientists, toxicologists, and permitting and restoration specialists with broad expertise working across a diversity of aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Our unique combination of skill sets allows our team to support assessment and remediation projects from beginning to end.
We tailor our approach to gather the necessary information, fully understand the problem, and guide the remediation strategy to efficiently meet our clients’ objectives and protect people and the environment. In every project we emphasize site outcomes and eliminate unnecessary steps while meeting some of the most complex and stringent environmental regulations. With our extensive experience assisting industry, public agencies, and even other consultants with their risk assessment needs, we are one of the premier providers of risk assessment services in the United States.