NJRisk Project: For Implementing an Integrated Computational Tool to Support Prioritization of Chemicals of Emerging Concern: Final Report, April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015



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Trenton, N.J. : Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Science and Research


The objective of the NJrisk project is to develop, text, and deploy an integrated tiered system coupling computational platforms to support prioritization of Chemicals of Current and of Emerging Concern. A nine-month Pilot Study was conducted from July 2013 to March 2014, in order to complete the necessary groundwork for the subsequent implementation. The full study, which began in April 2014, uses two operational computational platforms for hazard and for exposure ranking, respectively METIS (Metanomics Information System), developed by DuPont, and PRoTEGE (Prioritization and Ranking of Toxic Exposures with GIS Extension), developed by the Computational Chemodynamics Laboratory of EOHSI. This effort also takes advantage of, and incorporates in the development of the new system, current and anticipated outcomes of ongoing efforts by Federal Agencies, such as the USEPA [see, e.g., 1,2,3 and Figure 1]. The goal is to implement an integrated software platform or “tool” (NJrisk) that will allow many types of users to assess both hazard and exposure potentials of chemicals that are found (or could be introduced) in the New Jersey environment and/or biota, and to prioritize these chemicals for regulatory action based on tiered risk analysis.


Year 1 - Progress Report - April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015


NJRisk, Health risk assessment, Chemicals of Emerging Concern