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CARES

Cumulative and Aggregate Risk Evaluation System


CARES® is a state-of-the-art software program designed to conduct complex exposure and risk assessments for pesticides, such as the assessments required under the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).  CARES was originally developed under the auspices of CropLife America (CLA), which conceived the project, provided funding, and oversaw the program’s evolution. Scientific and technical contributions to the program’s development came from a broad team of experts, including scientists from CLA’s member companies and staff, consulting companies, and the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Agriculture. With its transfer to the ILSI Research Foundation, the CARES program and source code will continue to be publicly available at no charge.  Also, the full range of stakeholders will be invited to contribute to the technical and scientific advancement of CARES.

Evaluation Version 4.0 is available for testing.

A new evaluation version is available for testing: CARES Evaluation Version 4.0 Build 1.1.12 Date 30 July 2010.  This is an evaluation version which has not been completely tested and should not be used for regulatory purposes.  The CARES Stakeholder Technical Team is interested in any feedback or comments you may have on this evaluation version.  Please e-mail these to Bruce Young at bruce.young@bayer.com.

This evaluation version includes the following additions/enhancements and revisions:

  • New Dietary Wizard with larger display window.
  • New Matching rules for assigning residues to consumption.
  • Revised FCT and MF1 tool for factors tab.
  • Ability to rewrite Dietary Wizard file to same filename.
  • Revised Dietary Wizard report.
  • Report module included with each run.
  • Water Minute Module using Bayer Drinking Water Consumption Survey or Equally spaced fixed events.
  • Revised within day tool for calculating percentile base on all events or maximum exposure event in a day.
  • PDP Tool with PDP Data from 1994 to 2008.
  • Cumulative capability for dietary food, water, and residential.

 

Please read this document before downloading the CARES evaluation version 4.0: Version 4 Installation Notes
 
 

 

Production Version 3.0

 

The most recently released production version of CARES is Production Version 3.0 Build 1.3.4 Build date 2 June 2008.
 
This is a production version which modifies and updates/enhances the version previously available on the ILSI website; all of the enhancements and revisions contained in this production version of the software have not been completely tested and validated.  If you discover an error or bug, please complete the feedback form and email to Karl Schnelle at kschnelle@dow.com.

 

CARES User Guide for Version 3

CARES Documentation for User Guide Version 3 from the January 2009 Training Session

CARES Feedback Form (Word document)

Earlier Releases of CARES

Documentation and Training Materials

 

CARES Production Version 3.0 Build 1.3.4 Build date 2 June 2008 Download (Zip file)*

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