What Models Can (and Can't) Tell Us About Risk

A page of chemical space plots from the CalTOX model
January 2007

Scientists use computer models to estimate how pollutants distribute themselves in the environment. How far can we trust these models? How much can they tell us about health risks, and what are their limits? EETD's Thomas McKone talks about these issues, and his work on National Academy of Science panels that address risk assessment.</p