Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI). February 13, 2008. Introduction. What is the Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Model and How Does It Work? What Kinds of Questions Can RSEI Answer? Who is using RSEI? Points to Remember.
February 13, 2008
RSEI is ascreening-level model for assessing potential
chronic human health impacts of industrial releases of
RSEI provides the following types of screening analyses:
The Need for Risk Context:
“The determination of potential risk depends upon many factors, including the toxicity of the chemical, the fate of the chemical, and the amount and duration of human or other exposure to the chemical after it is released.”
Source: Toxics Release Inventory: Factors to Consider When Using TRI Data, November 2002, emphasis added.
RSEI PROVIDES QUICK PERSPECTIVES ON HAZARD & RISK, BUT IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP!