Piper Baine

Human Exposures and Health Effects Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

Preliminary Findings from the Health Effects Institute’s Energy Research Committee Nov. 13, 2018 Development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional geologic formations across the U.S. has expanded rapidly since the early 2000s and its development is projected to continue. The Health Effects Institute (HEI) convened an Energy Research Committee to help […]

New Studies Present Models and Strategies for Creating a More Resilient Power System

Nov. 9, 2017 Our society relies heavily on infrastructure to function and advance. Ensuring the robustness and resilience of our aging power infrastructure is of utmost importance, as our reliance creates risk in the face of extreme events that threaten our infrastructure. Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all […]

The Health Risks of Being Employed Are Changing in the U.S. and Globally

Nov. 12, 2018 While most large corporations take responsibility for occupational risks, many partake in transferring these risks to smaller companies and the informal sector, where health risks are unrecognized and under-reported. More than half of the workers in many developing economies work in the informal sector where there are few, or no, workplace health […]

Reducing Wildfire Risks for Better Management and Resource Allocation

Dec. 10, 2019 Difficult to contain, wildfires consume everything in their path and wreak havoc on human and animal lives, homes and landscapes. From 1995 to 2015, wildfire management has cost the U.S. $21 billion. Over the past 10 years, the National Interagency Fire Center reports that there were 1.4 million fires with an average […]

Society for Risk Analysis to Host Fifth World Congress on Risk

Registration is now open for the event, May 5-8, 2019 March 26, 2019 The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), the world’s leading authority on risk and risk analysis, will host the Fifth World Congress on Risk, in partnership with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). The meeting features scientific workshops and presentations focused […]

Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Nov. 15, 2017 Traditional water treatment efforts have focused on water leaving the treatment plant, but a large number of recent waterborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. can be traced to plumbing systems in buildings. Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how […]

Society for Risk Analysis Presents New Research Examining Health Risks of Vaping

Nov. 14, 2017 There is a general perception among the public that electronic (e)-cigarettes or vaping nicotine products (VPNs) are safer than conventional cigarettes. While smoking has fallen significantly, vaping is now raising many public health questions and concerns, particularly since it is growing in popularity among young people. New research presented at the 2017 […]

Science Proves Vaccines are Helpful, Not Harmful, to Society

Nov. 16, 2018 As more and more parents buy into the belief that vaccines cause autism and refuse to vaccinate their children, previously eradicated diseases are making their way back into society. These beliefs are part of “post-truth” politics in which authority figures are making public assertions without any proof or factual basis and are […]

Society for Risk Analysis – Europe to Host 28th Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the event, June 24-26, 2019 May 29, 2019 The Society for Risk Analysis – Europe (SRA-E) will host its 28thAnnual Conference, with a theme of “Systemic Risks: From Natural Hazards to Cyber Risks.” The three-day event, running June 24-26, 2019, will be hosted and cosponsored by the IASS – Institute for […]

The Emerging Science of Risk Analysis

SRA publishes a series of foundational documents, including Core Subjects of Risk Analysis, advancing the science of risk analysis Dec. 10, 2018 Risk Analysis is an emerging science that touches nearly all facets of daily life – for governments, public and private sector organizations and individuals. Risk Analysis represents the framework of concepts, theories, principles, […]