Cambridege Environmental

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CDM Smith Inc. | 75 State Street, Suite 701 | Boston, MA 02109 | T/F: 617.452.6180

Areas of Expertise

Health & Environmental Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is the quantitative or qualitative evaluation of the potential for physical harm to result from a release of chemicals or pathogens. Risk assessment considers information describing an actual or potential release of chemicals or pathogens, the opportunity for human contact with the chemicals or pathogens, the potential level of exposure, the health effects of these agents, and the expected degree of harm. Risk assessments can be performed for hazardous waste sites, exposure to chemicals in the workplace or in consumer products, for waste incinerators, and many other situations.   Learn More-

Toxicology & Epidemiology

Toxicology "the study of poisons" and epidemiology "the study of disease patterns in human populations" provide important insight into the potential for contact between people and chemical, infectious, or physical agents to cause injury or illness. Cambridge Environmental scientists, trained in toxicology, public health, biology, and statistics, analyze toxicologic and epidemiologic data and studies on behalf of public- and private-sector clients for numerous purposes.   Learn More-

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Assessment

Cambridge Environmental offers consulting services in the assessment of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) from sources such as power-lines, radio antennas, and mobile telephone base stations. Our EMF services include measurement of existing levels, prediction of levels for proposed facilities, and assessment of potential health risks.   Learn More-


Much of our work involves assessing the safety of food, drinking water, consumer products, homes, work-places, and the larger environment. We have performed these assessments for regulatory agencies, cities and towns, labor unions, manufacturers, community groups, homeowners, real-estate developers, and others. Sometimes our analyses have been of products used as intended; other times we have evaluated the effects of over-exposures due to accidental releases or other unusual circumstances, or the effects of discarded materials.   Learn More-


Correct interpretation of experimental and observational data requires not only the specification of the physical situation under observation (that is, some sort of model), but also the realization that measurements are unlikely to conform exactly to that specification. The observed and expected deviations from some specified model are the grist of statistical analysis. One of our strengths is evaluating adequate specifications for physical situations (any such specification is a model; and practically all models are only approximations), taking account of the deviations using statistical analyses, and making correct statements about what can, and cannot, be predicted on the basis of the statistics obtained. Correspondingly, we are expert at peer-reviewing what others have done when attempting this same approach.   Learn More-