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Human health risk assessment

The major objective of this program is development of new knowledge to underpin the science and practice of risk assessment to assist in protection of human health.

This includes developing innovative techniques for assessing bioaccessibility and toxicology, and advancing the understanding of exposure pathways.

The program focuses on pig feeding studies to better understand bioaccessibility of contaminants to human and how this relates to total contaminant present in soil, plant and food. The application of such research is essential to defining human health risk.