Woodsmoke risk assessment: Defining the questions

Educational Material | Woodsmoke & Smoke Events | via: Inhalation Toxicology

CDC-Funded Paper Summarizing Results from Workshop

Risk assessment provides a framework for combining and evaluating scientific data on source-to-health effects for contaminants that could potentially affect the health of human populations. It utilizes an integrated approach to hazard identification, dose response, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Since the range of potential exposure scenarios is considerable, given the complexity of wood-smoke sources and emissions, there is a need for defining the critical characteristics for the key parameters leading to adverse health outcomes