The Baseline Review provides the framework for the Risk Management process. It defines and describes the following:
- The exposure scenarios resulting in risks that need to be managed;
- The types of economic information needed to estimate the costs related to chemical contamination (i.e., health care, lost wages, reduction in property value, loss of property usage);
- Information related to local and national conditions;
- Communications strategy and approach; and
- The basis for the collaborative development of national priorities for health risk management.
For Risk Management programs addressing human health risks on a country-wide basis and/or site specific, it is helpful to divide the Baseline Review into a Situation Statement and a Problem Statement.