Introduction

CARES NG® gives the user the ability to create and store different types of tables. These tables can contain the vast quantity and variety of data required by the exposure assessments. The data stored in the tables can be inspected via the CARES NG® Data Editor which consists of a series of user-friendly tools to […]

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Introduction

CARES NG® provides a file management system. Since the inputs and outputs of an assessment are files, and the assessment itself is a file, then naturally the File Management System represents much of the user experience of CARES NG®. Think of the file management system as Google Drive, but customized for CARES NG® users. There […]

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Populations

Introduction This section explains how to select the demographics to be analysed in the assessments run by the CARES NG software. The software gives you the capability to: Select one of the default populations Create and select a custom population Selection of the default populations The second step of the assessment wizard presents to the […]

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How to run a residential assessment

Step 1 – How to set up a new residential assessment To set up a new assessment, navigate to the folder where you wish to store it, click on in the top right corner and then select Assessment from the dropdown menu. The first thing to do is to assign a proper name to the […]

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Statistical distributions

CARES NG® provides a number of statistical distributions that can be used in the Food table as an alternative source of residue concentration data to run dietary exposure analyses. The table below contains the list of the available distributions together with the list of the parameters required by each distribution. Distribution name Distribution definition Parameter […]

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How to create a new table

It is possible to easily create a new table in any folder of CARES NG® file management system; go into the folder of interest and click on the button which is on the top right corner. A drop-down menu containing the list of the table types you can create is displayed, as shown in the […]

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Table types

The dietary and residential models require several data as inputs. These data must be stored into tables to be created into the CARES NG® platform in order to be used for risk assessments. Different table types are available to store the user data in an efficient and orderly manner. These are the types of table […]

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Overview of the databases

The CARES NG® software contains relevant databases to evaluate potential risk from dietary, drinking water and residential sources and from oral, dermal and inhalation routes of exposures. The main database is the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which provides extensive, statistically representative information on the diet of the U.S.A. population, drinking water included. […]

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About CARES NG

The Cumulative and Aggregate Risk Evaluation System – New Generation (CARES NG®) is a web-based platform designed to conduct complex exposure and risk assessments for pesticides, such as the assessments required under the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). The FQPA mandates that the US Environmental Protection Agency evaluate both the aggregate and cumulative risks […]

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File actions

The file management system provides the following tools to manipulate organize the files into the CARES NG® platform: Rename Copy Copy to Move Trash Download Rerun (for assessments only) It is possible to perform all the above activities in three ways: Using the icons that appear beside the file’s name when the mouse cursor is […]

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User Profile

To access the user profile page, click on Profile in the user drop-down menu on the right corner of the top blue bar. Profile It contains the user identification data: First name Surname Email Password This page allows the user to change the login password. The new password must comply with the following acceptance criteria: […]

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Main folders

The left side bar show the three main folders of the File Management System. These folders are: My Data Group Data CARES Data This menu contains also the links to: The list of the recent files The trash folder My Data This folder contains user’s own data and is not shared with the other users […]

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Data editor tools

The Data editor tools become available when you open a table. To open a table, move with the mouse on its name and left-click on it. The tools are grouped in the following way: Icon toolbar on the top left corner just below the table name, with the following functionalities: Undo icons Redo Filter Select […]

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The REJV database

The Residential Exposure Joint Venture (REJV) collects, organizes and analyses label and use information for pesticide products used in and around the home. REJV created a survey for consumers, with an objective to develop a comprehensive database of residential use and exposure data on consumer pesticides to provide EPA with “real world” use information for […]

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The CHAD Database

The Consolidated Human Activity Database (CHAD) contains detailed data about the activities performed by a sample of the U.S. population together with geographic and demographic information. The data were collected in 12 studies performed in the cities of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Valdez (Alaska), and Washington, DC, in the state of California and nationwide […]

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The PDP Database

The Pesticide Data Program (PDP) database is an American national pesticide residue database program. PDP manages the collection, analysis, data entry, and reporting of pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children. It is specifically designed to be a monitoring data […]

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The FCID Database

The Food Commodity Intake Database (FCID) was developed by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to improve the use of the NHANES surveys for dietary exposure assessments. OPP is interested in consumption of Raw Agricultural Commodities (RAC) in the form of food ingredients rather than foods “as eaten” because pesticide residue […]

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The NHANES Database

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of the U.S.A population by interviewing a nationally representative sample of about 5,000 people across 15 counties each year. The NHANES interviews include demographic, socioeconomic, dietary (including drinking water) and health-related questions. All dietary […]

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How to access to CARES NG

The CARES NG® platform runs on cloud-based web servers and therefore the user needs only a browser to get access to it. To do so, go to the CARES NG® webpage and fill the login form, shown in the figure below. Insert your Username and password and click on The browser promptly opens the initial […]

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PDP Tool

Introduction The entire Pesticide Data Programme (PDP) database is stored in the CARES NG® platform. This database contains data about pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply; please refer to the section The PDP database for more information. The PDP database represents a vast source of real data on the pesticide concentrations […]

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