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Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research

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The Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research conducts research to help realize a safe and secure society. The center integrates activities in the environmental risk research field and environmental health research field and the activities of the Health and Environmental Safety Research Program and of two projects administered by the Risk Assessment Science Collaboration Office (RASCO) and Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS). In the environmental risk research field, the center is developing advanced ecotoxicity testing and assessment methodologies and environmental analyses of the effects of exposure to environmental chemicals, and is conducting chemical fate and exposure studies to provide data for the management of the risks posed by environmental chemicals. In the environmental health research field, the center is developing methods to determine the health impacts of exposure to environmental chemicals, the potential impacts of environmental chemicals on future generations, and the mechanisms of toxicity of environmental chemicals. The center is also conducting experimental and epidemiological studies to elucidate factors hazardous to the environment. RASCO is conducting official risk assessments under the Chemical Substance Control Law and other governmental frameworks, and disseminating the center’s databases and research outcomes. The JECS Programme Office provides core management services for the 15 regional centres involved in the JECS.

Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
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