1. Quantitative methods of exposure assessment
    Objectives: methods for estimating dose (exposure); probabilistic exposure assessment methods; identification and assessment of the environmental transport of biological, chemical and physical agents; study and survey of population exposure factors; characterization of sensitive groups.

  2. Quantitative microbiological risk assessment – QRMA
    Objectives: environmental exposure to pathogenic organisms (viruses, bacteria, parasites); study and development of dose-response models for population and sensitive groups; applying QRMA for reuse water; biosolids in agriculture; water for human consumption.

  3. Risk assessment of exposures to chemical agents
    Objectives: non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic effects associated to low dose rates; applying to contaminated land; air contaminants; pesticide residues in food and water.

  4. Uncertainty analysis in risk assessment
    Objectives: methods of identification and analysis of variability and uncertainty in models; probabilistic methods: Monte Carlo, Bootstrap; probabilistic distribution of exposure parameters and dose-response; statistical data analysis in risk assessment.

  5. Natural and technological disasters
    Objectives: quantitative estimation methods for exposure assessment in chemical accidental. Transport risk assessment of dangerous goods; integrated risk assessment of large industrial sites; mapping of vulnerability associated with technological and natural disasters.

  6. Risk management and decision making
    Objectives: methods for criteria in order to define tolerable risks and quality standards; cost-benefit analysis; social distribution of risks and benefits; analysis of environmental conflicts and risk perception.

  7. Public involvement in environmental risks management
    Objective: qualitative approaches addressed to inclusion of local knowledge, professional experience and social actors.

  8. Toxicology in Silico
    Objective: models in silico for environmental performance; prediction of human exposure and toxicity applying in silico models for chemical safety.
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