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 associated with pesticide use. Aggregate risk assessments take into account multiple sources and routes of exposure for a single chemical while cumulative risk assessments combine exposures to two or more chemicals that share common mechanism of toxicity. The CARES NG® software was developed by Creme Global.
CARES NG® contains relevant databases to evaluate potential risk from dietary, drinking water and residential sources and from oral, dermal and inhalation routes of exposures. These databases provide data on the consumption of foods, drinking water and residential pesticidal products and the pesticide residue values in raw agricultural commodities used as ingredients in the foods consumed by the U.S.A. population. The CARES NG® software accommodates user’s data about the pesticides’ toxicology and residue values that will be combined with the installed databases.