Human Health Risk Assessment

We would like you to know that your project is as important to us as it is to you. Our expertise in human health risk assessment is designed to address the specific requirements of your project across a range of media including air, noise, water and land.

Our risk assessment team have extensive experience in working within the enHealth and USEPA risk assessment frameworks as well as the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 (the ASC NEPM), and are able to provide a robust assessment of risks to human health which assist our clients in assessing the risks associated with their projects and gaining approval through the environmental assessment processes including site auditor process.

Our team has expertise in health risk assessments related to air pollution, noise, surface water pollution, drinking water contamination, contaminated land and groundwater.

We can help you with assessing the health risks from a range of sources including:

  • Air pollution from mining and infrastructure projects
  • Noise from major facilities and developments
  • Emissions from chemical industries;
  • Contaminated Sites (including former and operational industrial facilities, petrol stations, gasworks, airports, fire training grounds etc.);
  • Mining operations;
  • Airport operation (including assessment of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) associated with aviation fire training);
  • Vapour intrusion (where volatile chemicals are present beneath a building)
  • Emissions from power stations;
  • Emergency and accidental releases;
  • Emissions from proposed and current roads and tunnels;
  • Coal seam gas operations
  • Air emissions from landfills


We can provide advice as to the data required to enable us to tailor the risk assessment to consider site specific exposures at your site. This can lead to costs saving in contaminated site remediation and enable a more tailored approach to planning management and mitigation measures at your site.

Our risk assessment team also have considerable experience in undertaking risk assessment to support and develop regulatory guidance.

Risk Communication

Human health and ecological risk assessments are commonly conducted as part of the environmental approval process. Risk communication provides an opportunity to communicate the outcomes of the risk assessments in a clear and transparent way. Involving the community in the risk management process early in a project cycle helps alleviate fears and develops trust.

The risk assessment process is a scientific process that in many cases is difficult for non-technical people to understand. Even if the risk assessment is scientifically robust, the project may encounter difficulties if the risk is not communicated effectively to all stakeholders.

Risk communication is the way in which decision makers or proponents of a particular development communicate with various interested parties about the nature and level of risk, as well as the risk reduction strategies put in place to reduce any risks.

Pacific Environment can assist with risk communication in all stages of a project cycle including:

  • Development of risk communication strategies
  • Engaging with stakeholders early in the process to identify key concerns

Present risk assessment outcomes in such a way that all stakeholders can understand.



Connect with our Human Health Risk Professionals today to improve your environmental performance.

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