Calculated Risks The Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Environment

ISBN-10: 0521788781
ISBN-13: 9780521788786
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $71.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486

Safeguarding economic prosperity, whilst protecting human health and the environment, is at the forefront of scientific and public interest. This book provides a practical and balanced view on toxicology, control, risk assessment and risk management, addressing the interplay between science and public health policy. This fully revised and updated new edition provides a detailed analysis on chemical and by-product exposure, how they enter the body and the suitability of imposed safety limits. New chapters on dose, with particular emphasis on children and vulnerable subpopulations, reproductive and developmental toxicants and toxicity testing are included. With updated and comprehensive coverage of international developments of risk management and safety, this will have broad appeal to researchers and professionals involved in chemical safety and regulation as well as the general reader interested in environmental pollution and public health.

Dr. Joseph V. Rodricks was a Founding Principal of ENVIRON International Corporation, a consultancy firm on environmental and health issues. Since 1980 he has consulted for the World Health Organisation and in 2005, Dr Rodricks received the Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Society for Risk Analysis. The first edition of Calculated Risks won an 'Honourable Mentions' award from the American Medical Writers Association.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
List of abbreviations
Prologue
Chemicals and chemical exposures
From exposure to dose
From dose to toxic response
Toxic agents and their targets
Carcinogens
Identifying carcinogens
Risk assessment I: some concepts and principles
Risk assessment II: applications
Risk assessment III: new approaches, new problems
Risk assessment IV: the courtroom
The management of risk
A look ahead
Sources and recommended reading
Index

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