Integrated Risk Information System

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Integrated Risk Information System
Abbreviated name EPA’s IRIS Program
Owner/Developer US Environmental Protection Agency
Abbreviated owner US EPA
Country United States of America
Languages English, Spanish
Contact email
Description EPA’s IRIS Program supports this mission by identifying and characterizing the health hazards of chemicals found in the environment. Each IRIS assessment can cover a chemical, a group of related chemicals, or a complex mixture. IRIS assessments: Are the preferred source of toxicity information used by EPA, Are an important source of toxicity information used by state and local health agencies, other federal agencies, and international health organizations. The IRIS Program is located within EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). The placement of the IRIS Program in ORD is intentional. It ensures that IRIS can develop impartial toxicity information independent of its use by EPA’s program and regional offices to set national standards and clean up hazardous sites.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Research Program/Project/Grant
Sub categories National / Regional Program
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Face-to-face
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Regulators
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Toxicological and safety evaluation, Documentation and information