This website was founded by Dr. Neil E. Klepeis, who is a trained Human Exposure & Environmental Health Scientist. The website is intended as an independent public service and resource for the scientific community. It is not officially affiliated with any government agency or industry group. The main authors of materials on this website are academic researchers.
This website is consistent with the growing realization in the scientific community that an acceleration in the advancement of scientific research can be brought about by broad access to a sufficient quantity of materials and methods to allow for the precise understanding, replication, and verification of reported results. Through open access, errors and misconceptions can be more quickly addressed, and especially clever or successful formulations can be readily adopted. Modeling efforts, which primarily rely on the preparation of data sets and computer code, are particularly well-suited to the comprehensive sharing of materials.
Apart from exposure research per se, making the details surrounding exposure research available to a broad audience, such as those connected to the internet, can also lead to a synthesis of disparate fields, and thereby effect scientific innovation. Unfettered access to exposure-related scientific developments and processes may, in addition, lead to the general education and empowerment of individual persons and local communities.