Human Exposure Database System, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Center Description
HEDS is the Human Exposure Database System. It is a product of the Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) of the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) which is a component of EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD).
HEDS is a web-enabled data repository for human exposure studies. Its mission is to provide data sets, documents, and metadata for human exposure studies that can be easily accessed and understood by a diverse set of users. Although data are provided about human exposure, we strive to protect the confidentiality of all study participants. HEDS operates in conjunction with the Environmental Information Management System (EIMS), ORD's metadata repository. HEDS provides only data and accompanying documentation from research studies; it does not provide interpretations. It allows a user to download documents for review or data sets for analysis on their own computer system.