Chemical Risk Assessment

This module will help you to develop a grounding in the scientific process behind chemical risk analysis. The effect of chemicals in the environment will be introduced with concepts such as dose-response relationships and observed-effect levels, as well as examining modes of entry and route of exposure to humans, biota and the ecosystem as a whole. A large part of the module will be dedicated to understanding quantitative exposure assessment, with the introduction of fate modelling and the predication of concentrations in different environmental compartments. You will be introduced to current assessment procedures for pesticide/ chemical registration and will take part in group practical and workshops to understand the steps in chemical risk analysis.