Risk assessment & community health

Unresolved questions about environmental impacts can derail facility expansion, create challenges for demonstrating and communicating safety to workers and the surrounding community, and impede the transfer and redevelopment of property. Ramboll helps clients resolve questions about historical releases, waste disposal and appropriate site clean-up approaches.

Ramboll Environment & Health: Environmental and Community Risk Assesment

For more information:

Sue Bullock

Health Sciences - Product safety & stewardship
T: +44 1132 457 552

Environmental impacts and their implications are complicated, particularly from the perspective of a surrounding community. Our health scientists have expertise in exposure assessment, specialised dose-response evaluations, risk characterisation and risk communication. Our focus on comprehensive evaluations and clear communication lets us explain how environmental conditions can be managed safely.

Impacts to soil, water and sediment affect environmental conditions, and airborne transport or vapour intrusion can affect indoor environments. Our risk assessment approaches address multiple stressors and exposure pathways at the facility or community scale. Our health impact assessment approaches integrate information on both chemical and non-chemical stressors.

Our assessments address communities around mining and ore processing facilities and individual offices in buildings where we are monitoring vapour intrusion. We prepare the specialised dose-response characterisations and modelling needed for emerging chemicals.

We conduct risk assessments as part of site investigation and clean-up and to document how planned facility expansions and redevelopment in communities can be managed to control potential health risks. Our specific services include:

  • Human health risk assessments for US (Superfund, RCRA and state) and international programme site investigations and risk-based comparisons to demonstrate feasible clean-up approaches
  • Inhalation risk assessments addressing multiple agency requirements regarding vapour intrusion in the workplace and community exposure limits
  • Development of toxicity characterisations that incorporate current scientific approaches for specialised circumstances, such as non-linear dose extrapolation and benchmark dose computation
  • Community-scale health impact assessment and documentation of stressors related to community health and wellness

Community health assessment

Ramboll’s team of recognised and experienced epidemiologists works closely with our other health sciences professionals, including experts in toxicology and risk assessment, exposure science and chronic and infectious diseases.

We offer baseline community health assessments; scenario analysis to compare health improvement impact and cost of competing initiatives; and monitoring of impacts of implemented measures.


240 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NW
United Kingdom
Tel:+44 20 7631 5291
Fax:+44 845 299 1610

Mail: london@ramboll.co.uk

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Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

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