Chemical assessments are a critical part of the decision-making process for chemical management regulatory programs (e.g., Toxic Substances Control Act) and environmental regulations (e.g., Clean Air Act). Access to accurate and useful data regarding potential hazards and risks is necessary in order for these programs to effectively protect human health and the environment, as well as provide for the development and use of chemicals that are vital to everyday life. RHP scientists conduct in-depth analyses of existing and proposed chemical formulations to assist to assist with the systematic and pragmatic design of sustainable chemistry dependent products. Accordingly, RHP scientists can help with:
- Creation of chemical hazard summaries
- Product and chemical specific risk assessments
- Assessment of product portfolios, identification of chemical vulnerabilities, and strategic planning for chemical substitutions
- Identification of mechanisms of toxicity, does response assessment, uncertainty analysis, and forensic speciation of chemical mixtures for cause-effect determination
- Migration modeling of toxicants from packaging into food
Such in depth analyses allows stakeholders and decision-makers to strategically prioritize product formulations, accelerate, redesign or suspend new product development, invest in scientific advocacy, and advise on formulation and chemical substitutions.