Assessment endpoint

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Term Assessment endpoint
Description Qualitative/Quantitative expression of a specific factor with which a risk may be associated as determined through an appropriate risk assessment
Definition Assessment endpoint

Qualitative/Quantitative expression of a specific factor with which a risk may be associated as determined through an appropriate risk assessment. Quantitative expression of a specific factor with which a risk may be associated as determined through an appropriate risk assessment. An explicit expression of the environmental value that is to be protected, operationally defined by an ecological entity and its attributes. For example, salmon are valued ecological entities; reproduction and age class structure are some of their important attributes. Together “salmon reproduction and age class structure” form an assessment endpoint.

References 1. http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/aterms.html

2. IPCS Risk Assessment Terminology. Part1: IPCS/OECD Key Generic Terms used in Chemical Hazard/Risk Assessment; Part 2: IPCS Glossary of Key Exposure Assessment Terminology

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