Risk Assessment for Environmental Health

ISBN-10: 0787983195
ISBN-13: 9780787983192
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
List price: $90.00
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Description: Written by experts in the field, this important book provides an introduction to current risk assessment practices and procedures and explores the intrinsic complexities, challenges, and controversies associated with analysis of environmental health  More...

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Written by experts in the field, this important book provides an introduction to current risk assessment practices and procedures and explores the intrinsic complexities, challenges, and controversies associated with analysis of environmental health risks. "Environmental Health Risk Assessment for Public Health" offers 27 substantial chapters on risk-related topics that include: What Is Risk and Why Study Risk Assessment The Risk Assessment-Risk Management Paradigm Risk Assessment and Regulatory Decision-Making in Environmental Health Toxicological Basis of Risk Assessment The Application of PBPK Modeling to Risk Assessment Probabilistic Models to Characterize Aggregate and Cumulative Risk Molecular Basis of Risk Assessment Comparative Risk Assessment Occupational Risk Radiological Risk Assessment Microbial Risk Assessment Children's Risk Assessment Life Cycle Risk Environmental Laws and Regulations Precautionary Principles Risk Communication

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Preface
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Introduction to Risk Assessment in Public Health
The Risk Assessment-Risk Management Paradigm
Risk Assessment and Regulatory Decision Making in Environmental Health
Toxicological Basis for Risk Assessment
The Application of Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling to Risk Assessment
Probabilistic Models for Characterizing Aggregate and Cumulative Risk
Molecular Tools for Risk Assessment
Comparative Risk Assessment
Risk in the Workplace: Where Analysis Began and Problems Remain Unsolved
Radiological Risk Assessment
Microbial Risk Assessment
Children's Risk Assessment
Biological Monitoring of Exposure to Environmental Chemicals Throughout the Life Stages: Requirements and Issues to Consider for Birth Cohort Studies
Overview of Environmental Public Health Laws and Their Relation to Risk
Why Risk Assessment Is Not Enough to Protect Health: Rationale for a Precautionary Approach to Science and Policy
Risk Communication
Case Studies In Risk Assessment
Improvement of Risk Assessments for Multicontaminant Sites in the Face of Critical Data Gaps
Intraspecies Differences in Acute Acrylonitrile Toxicity
Drinking Water Contamination by Perchlorates from Department of Defense Rocket Fuel Facilities
Multi-Pathway Risk Assessment for Children Living Near a Hazardous Waste Site
Child with Asthma Living in a Moisture-Damaged Home
Endocrine Disruption Through Phthalates Plasticizers
Estimation of Health and Safety Risks from Exposure to Chlorine and Chloroform for Swimmers in Pools
U-Shaped Dose-Response Curve for Risk Assessment of Essential Trace Elements: Copper as a Case Study
Ecosystem Risk Assessment: The Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina
The Ohio Comparative Risk Project
Community-Based Risk Assessment: DDT Contamination in Triana, Alabama
Name Index
Subject Index

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