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Environmental Health

Environmental health encompasses some of today’s most critical and complex public health challenges. Battelle provides effective solutions to these challenges – from characterizing environmental and climate risks to assessing and managing their impacts on human health. Our toxicological assessments have been used to set government priorities for chemical exposure and help private and public entities balance and manage environmental risks.


The environment and human health are intertwined. Determining exactly how the environment influences human health is a complicated endeavor. Our team of experts can help you identify patterns of environmental health risks to better determine effective policies and programs. 

We provide accurate, trusted data to guide environmental health decisions.
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Our services include:

Toxic Chemical Characterization

Battelle has been active since the 1980s in supporting the characterization of hazardous and toxic substances such as asbestos and lead. For more than 20 years, we have provided rulemaking, risk assessment and risk management support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, helping the nation realize tremendous reductions in overall childhood lead exposure levels and the number of lead poisoning cases. Battelle also has supported toxic chemical risk assessment and reduction, increasing access to chemical data, and promoting the design and use of safer chemicals as part of the EPA’s existing chemicals program.

Toxicological Assessment of Health Effects
Battelle provides industry-leading general toxicology services for the environmental health agencies as well as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agrochemical industries. We execute routine and non-traditional toxicology studies, customizing our services to meet the unique needs of each client. Our scientists deliver superior results to support Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and non-GLP testing, determination of toxicology and carcinogenicity for environmental contaminants, and development of investigational new drugs.

Data Visualization for Environmental and Health Applications
Battelle leads projects in environmental and health data visualization using cutting-edge techniques to communicate complex scientific information to policymakers, resource managers and the public.

Satellite and Ground-Based Monitoring Data Analysis
Battelle has pioneered the use of satellite data to supplement ground-based measurements of air quality, meteorological, solar, wind, land cover, socioeconomic and vegetation parameters. We have extensive experience converting information into geo-spatial indicators, for communication with non-technical audiences. 

Climate Change Impacts: Boosting the Resilience of Vulnerable Populations
Understanding the range of potential impacts anticipated from climate change, and the uncertainty with climate projections and impacts, is critical to support decision-making in a wide variety of sectors including health, energy, agriculture, water resources and transportation. From Southeast Asia to the Northeastern U.S., Battelle has examined the combination of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity that makes populations vulnerable to specific climate changes. These data are evaluated in GIS-analysis along with socioeconomic data and livelihoods, to develop robust analyses of vulnerability and assess potential adaptation options to boost resilience.


Our research has been used to set EPA priorities for chemical exposure and help organizations balance and manage environmental risks.