Human Health Risk Assessment Training Module

Learning Objectives:

After reviewing this section the reader should:

  1. Know the components of a risk assessment
  2. Know how risk assessments are conducted
  3. Be able to use some basic equations to calculate human exposure to contaminants via ingestion, inhalation and dermal contact
  4. Be able to make screening level risk estimates using exposure data
  5. Understand the difference between threshold and non-threshold contaminants.

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Human Health Risk Assessment Overview

Transformer storage yard in Phenom Penh, Cambodia
Source: Hatfield Consultants
Hatfield Consultants The World Bank funded by the Canadian POPs Trust Fund through the      
Canadian International Development Agency
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