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The RISKcom project has identified many useful links and they are provided only as a service to our reader. We are not responsible of content of those websites. These links do not constitute a support of these organizations or their programs by RISKcom or the University of Ottawa. RISKcom is not responsible for the content of an individual organization’s webpage found at these links. For additional information on health risk issues, risk assessment and management, see the following sites:

University of Ottawa

McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment

The Centre serves as a resource to a range of stakeholders, including government, industry, and the public. Working collaboratively within a broad framework for health risk assessment and management, the Centre strives to address important population health risks, and seek to identify ways in which those risks can be effectively managed in Canada.

Institute of Population Health
The Institute of Population Health (IPH) is a consortium of ten faculties of the University of Ottawa. It is composed of programs for population health in the areas of risk assessment, intervention design, policy formation and global health.

RFcomis a science-based, independent and credible source of information on health issues related to wireless communications. The website is managed by a Science Panel that reviews and reports on the most recent research studies about wireless technology and health from around the world manage the website.


EMcom provides up-to-date authoritative information on endocrine modulation and endocrine disruptors and offers scientifically based opinion on reproductive and developmental health outcomes in humans.

Gap Sante
Group for the Analysis of Psychosocial Health advocates the important role of social sciences in health issues, its research activities focus on the psychosocial aspects of health and well-being.

International Risk Centres

Centre for Risk Science and Public Health, George Washington University
The Center for Risk Science and Public Health is affiliated with the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Its researches focus on risk communication and risk assessment analysis of environmental and occupational health risks.

Harvard Centre for Risk Analysis, Harvard University
The Harvard Center is a multidisciplinary group that conducts researches on a number of fields including epidemiology, toxicology, environmental science and engineering, decision theory, cognitive psychology, applied mathematics, statistics, and economics.

Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute provide education intended to expand scientific knowledge underlying risk assessment and environmental health science, including their implication to environmental health policy design.

Institute for Risk Analysis & Risk Communication, University of Washington
The institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication (IRARC) conducts molecular and cellular laboratory research, and develops mechanistic models of toxicity, which provide valuable information to improve public health practices and policies.

Institute for Risk Research, University of Waterloo
The Institute conducts researches on risk management to assist Canadian governments, public organizations and industry in risk management decisions and policies.

The King' Centre for Risk Management, King’s College London
This Centre pursues researches in risk management on areas including environmental, technological, health, safety, food, business and terrorism contexts.


Health Canada
Health Canada is responsible for developing health policy, enforcing health regulations, promoting disease prevention and improving the health of Canadians.

Environment Canada
The responsibilities of Environment Canada are to conserve and improve the quality of the natural environment, to preserve Canada's renewable resources, to forecast weather and environmental change, and to develop and coordinate environmental policies.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
The Public Health Agency of Canada works with all levels of governments to focus on preventing chronic disease, responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks, and to help reduce pressure on the health care system.

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention plays an important role in promoting health and its activities focuses on preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Protection Agency’s activities focus on environmental science research, education and assessment.

The United States Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring safety of foods, drugs, biological products, and medical devices. 

World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization plays a key role in directing and coordinating global health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership, setting standards, formulate policies, and to provide guidelines and technical support to all countries.

European Union
The Health-EU Portal provides a wide range of information on health related issues and promote improvement of public health in the twenty-five EU Member States.   

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The organization serves both developed and developing countries by providing knowledge and information to help developing countries and countries in transition to modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
The International Agency for Research on Cancer is a part of the World Health Organization. Its mission is to conduct research and coordinate studies on human cancer and to develop strategies for control.

National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences is engaged in both scientific and engineering research, and devoted to expand knowledge base on science and technology.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) helps to support researchers in advanced studies, to provide funding for research projects in science and engineering.

International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
The IPCS is a joint programme of 3 organizations, WHO, ILO and UNEP, which coordinates activities related to chemical safety. WHO’s main roles “are to establish the scientific basis for safe use of chemicals, and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety”.

Institute of Medicine
of the National Academies strives to provide unbiased, evidence-based advices on matters related to biomedical science, medicine, and health.

Risk Communication

Science Media Centres of Canada
Science Media Centre of Canada
Science Media Centre of UK
Australian Science Media Centre
New Zealand Science Media Centre
The Science Media Centre of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that exists to raise the level of public discourse on science in Canada. The SMCC will help journalists write stories in which science is the main topic.Science media centres exist in Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA)
CSWA is a national association with more than 450 members including media professionals, communications officers in science and technology institutions, technical writers and educators. CSWA’s mission is “to cultivate excellence in science writing and science journalism. Our goal is to increase public awareness of science in Canadian culture”.  

World Federation of Science Journalists
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is a non-profit organization representing 41 associations of science and technology journalists and one associate partner from Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.The WFSJ seeks “to further science journalism as a bridge between science, scientists and the public”.

Health Canada - Risk Communications

Scientific journals

Society Risk Analysis
The Society for Risk Analysis is a multidisciplinary international society that supplies a common platform for those with interest in the field of risk analysis.  

Journal of Risk Research
This international journal publishes peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical research articles in the field of social, physical, health sciences and engineering. 

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A & B
This journal features research in the field of environmental toxicology, as well as in special interest fields such as target organ toxicities, immunotoxicology, risk assessment, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, ecotoxicology, environmental factors affecting health, and aquatic toxicology.

Integrated Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Journal (IERAMJ)
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management focuses on the application of science in environmental decision-making, regulation, and management, including aspects of policy and law, and the development of scientifically sound approaches to environmental problem solving.

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA)
The objective of the journal “is to enhance the communication and risk assessment domain. The journal's scope includes scientific and technical information and critical analysis in the following areas: exposure assessment, hazard assessment, use of uncertainty factors, quantitative risk assessment, environmental epidemiology, statistical models and methods, risk management, regulatory issues, risk communication/perception, comparative risk assessment.”

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management  (IJRAM)
The journal covers theory and models, methodology and case studies, with emphasis on: principles and theory of risk assessment and management, risk assessment policy, standards and regulations, risk-based decision making and risk management, risk perception and communications, risk characterization.

Health Risk & Society
The objective of the Health Risk & Society is to cover “a theoretical and empirical understanding of the social processes which influence the ways in which health risks are taken, communicated, assessed and managed.”

Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)

EHP's mission “is to serve as a forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health by publishing in a balanced and objective manner the best peer-reviewed research and most current and credible news of the field.”

Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE)
JESEE is a journal that focuses on exposure assessment for toxic substances and environmental epidemiology, on exposure analysis such as measurements and modeling, mechanisms of exposure, development of molecular biomarkers, studies on chemical, biological, and physical principles required to analyze human exposure from single and multiple routes; occupational exposure studies; and, population-based studies.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)
OEM is a journal in occupational and environmental health and includes papers “on epidemiological studies of health concerns related to exposures in the workplace and the environment; human studies employing biological and genomic techniques to investigate the effects of such exposures; exposure assessment studies; evidence based research on the practice of occupational medicine, and new research methods.”

Other Links

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) has developed a website using 2002 US death data to provide individuals with a good perspective on established exposures-diseases associations that increase the risk of death for Americans.

Stats – George Mason University
The Stats website covers important issues from a quantitative and scientific perspective. It is non-partisan and non-profit and advocates scientific and statistical methods as the best way of analyzing and solving society's problems. They help journalists understand numbers and think quantitatively when writing stories, report on statistics, and how to interpret numbers in a study.

Your Disease Risk
Your Disease Risk is an educational website of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The website is a source of prevention and helps people to find out their risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke. Your Disease Riskcontains the most recent scientific evidence on disease risk factors formatted into a tool easy to use.

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