Chemical hazard and risk assessment are key to establishing a successful regulatory system and these assessments target the inherent properties of chemicals to estimate the likelihood of harm from a specific exposure. More importantly, the public, businesses and government regulators use these assessments as a reliable source of information about the potential hazards and risks associated with chemicals.

RHP’s scientists review existing and potentially suitable chemistries with the intent to reduce impacts on human health and the environment through careful exposure and hazard assessment, and substitution feasibility analysis. RHP’s exposure modeling and quantification studies provide analytics and modeling of human health risks from testing and sampling; identification of unknown risks and management of existing risks; and evaluation of current product composition and determination of compliance with Product Stewardship regulations. To develop reliable, reproducible, and transparent risk measurements, RHP scientists perform consumer product exposure simulation studies including migration modeling of toxicants from substrates. RHP’s scientists rely on evidence-based approaches where questions involving human health, environmental and chemical exposure concerns arise in consumer or end user products.