Human Health Toxicology

Human Health Toxicology

Our highly qualified and experienced scientists focus on applying sound science to complex projects concerning environmental or occupational exposure to industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food additives, and consumer products.
 
Our human health toxicologists are nationally and internationally recognized practitioners, broadly experienced in the major toxicology sub-disciplines, including mechanistic, molecular, regulatory, occupational, radiological, environmental, and medical/clinical toxicology. We have performed detailed critical reviews of the toxicology of volatile and semivolatile organic chemicals (including MTBE, BTEX, diacetyl, aldrin/dieldrin, PFOA, PAHs, PCBs, and dioxins) inorganic chemicals, metals (including arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, nickel and zinc) mold toxins, and particulate matter. 
 
Our human health risk assessors apply rigorous data analysis, quantitative exposure assessment, toxicological expertise, and common sense to our clients’ most challenging issues, both within the framework of existing regulatory guidance and, in cases where clear guidance is lacking, creating strategies that are scientifically sound, health-protective, cost-effective, and acceptable to regulators. We have extensive experience with risk assessment issues at pesticide, chlorinated solvent, steel, wood treatment, petroleum, mining, oil and gas development, and other hazardous waste sites under a variety of regulatory jurisdictions in the United States and many other countries. 
 
NewFields’ human health toxicologists and risk assessors are successful communicators who excel in presenting highly technical material to diverse non-expert audiences, as well as interacting with media representatives. Tailored communications include verbal (e.g., public forums, stakeholder meeting) and written (e.g., fliers, news releases, full-color reports) and multimedia presentations. 
 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Retrospective and prospective exposure assessment
  • Evaluation of biomonitoring data
  • Toxicity assessment
  • Deterministic and probabilistic human health risk analysis
  • Decision analysis
  • Negotiation with regulatory agencies and other stakeholders