Risk Assessment and Toxic Substances Monitoring

ERA (Environmental Risk Assessment) is predominantly a scientific activity and involves a critical review of available data for identifying and possibly quantifying the risks associated with a potential threat. If a threat to human health or the environment is identified through ERA, risk management is performed to consider the need to impose measures to control or manage the risk. The notion of risk management acknowledged the importance of an effects-oriented approach. For example, environmental quality standards and effects standards in addition to a “source-orientated approach”. The next example is emission standards based on the best available techniques not entailing excessive cost. 

Environmental Risk Assessment and monitoring of toxic substances is a process for estimating the likelihood or probability of an adverse outcome or event due to pressures or changes in environmental conditions resulting from human activities. ERA is complementary to methods used in State of Environment Reporting (SOE), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and risk management. The results of risk assessment are used to identify potential options that are then evaluated in terms of expected public health, economic, social, and political consequences.


  • Medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities
  • System of classification and labelling of chemicals
  • Chemical safety and toxicity assessment
  • Risk to children of passive smoking
  • Toxicology and chemical substances (TCS)
  • Measured environmental concentration
  • Environmental monitoring and assessment
  • Biologically based quantitative risk assessment
  • Qualitative approach using mathematical models
  • Qualitative approach using safety factors
  • Risk analysis and characterization
  • Dose-response modeling
  • Modeling changes in concentrations
  • Mechanisms of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Decision-making and risk characterization
  • Environmental security
  • Exploiting risk and exposure assessment
  • Governance and Hazard
  • Risk assessment and Risk management
  • Stakeholders and Uncertainty
  • Medico-Legal evidences

Risk Assessment and Toxic Substances Monitoring Conference Speakers