eRISK Online is an interactive tool developed by CAREX Canada that allows users to explore the excess cancer risk associated with exposures to known and suspected carcinogens in the environment. Cancer risk is measured at a population level using Lifetime Excess Cancer Risk (LECR) or the expected number of additional cancer cases above the national average.
To use eRISK Online simply select the exposure scenario options from the drop-down boxes below. You may alter the default values or enter your own environmental concentration data if you would like to create estimates from your own data. Results can be shown for one or two scenarios at a time. Hover over red dots for more information.
Please note the scale of the bar graphs is per million people. Most regulatory agencies consider LECRs below one per million to be negligible, and those above one per million to warrant further investigation. Data sources and data quality should be taken into consideration when interpreting the risk estimates. Detailed information about the data used in this calculation are available in the Environmental Exposures tab on each carcinogen profile. An overview of the environmental approach is also available.
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