Risk assessment & community health

Questions about environmental impacts can derail facility expansion, create challenges for demonstrating and communicating safety to workers and the surrounding community, and impede the transfer and redevelopment of property. Ramboll helps clients resolve questions about historical releases, waste disposal and appropriate site clean-up approaches.

Environment & Health: Risk assessment & community health

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Dr. Rosalind A. Schoof

Risk assessment & community health
T: +1 206 336 1653

Environmental impacts and their implications are complicated, particularly from the perspective of a surrounding community. Our health scientists have expertise in exposure assessment, specialised dose-response evaluations, risk characterisation and risk communication. Our focus on comprehensive evaluations and clear communication lets us explain how environmental conditions can be managed safely.

Impacts to soil, water and sediment affect environmental conditions, and airborne transport or vapor intrusion can affect indoor environments. Our risk assessment approaches address multiple stressors and multiple exposure pathways at the facility or community scale. Our health impact assessment approaches integrate information on both chemical and non-chemical stressors.

Our assessments address communities around mining and ore processing facilities and individual offices in buildings where we are monitoring vapor intrusion. We prepare the specialised dose-response characterisations and modelling needed for emerging chemicals.

We conduct risk assessments as part of site investigation and cleanup and to document how planned facility expansions and redevelopment in communities can be managed to control potential health risks. 

Our services include:

  • Human health risk assessment (HHRA) for site, community and regional impacts of chemical and agent releases to the environment
  • HHRA for multipathway air toxic emissions
  • HHRA for product and dietary exposures
  • Community exposure assessment and dose reconstruction
  • Community health evaluation and health impact assessment 
  • Health risk management and risk reduction strategies 
  • Infectious disease modelling
  • Risk communication

Community Health Assessment

Ramboll’s team of recognised and experienced epidemiologists works closely with our other health sciences professionals, including experts in toxicology and risk assessment, exposure science and chronic and infectious diseases. We offer baseline community health assessments; scenario analysis to compare health improvement impact and cost of competing initiatives; and monitoring of impacts of implemented measures. 

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