Assessment of Chemical Exposures: Calculation Methods for Environmental Professionals, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Assessment of Chemical Exposures

Calculation Methods for Environmental Professionals, 1st Edition

By Jack E. Daugherty

CRC Press

456 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702164
pub: 1997-10-23
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Description

Traditionally, industrial hygienists and environmental engineers have been responsible for conducting chemical exposure assessments, however, this task is now becoming a team effort taken on by scientists, businessmen, and policymakers. Assessment of Chemical Exposures: Calculation Methods for Environmental Professionals addresses the expanding scope of exposure assessments in both the workplace and environment. It discusses the basics of gathering data and assessing exposure, including how to estimate exposure to chemicals using fundamental chemical engineering concepts.

The book opens with a brief discussion on the history of exposure assessments and provides terms and nomenclature needed for communications between various disciplines involved in exposure assessments. The potential impact of chemical exposures on humans, the environment, and communities is discussed in detail The book also addresses modeling source generation, pathway transport, and receptor impact.

With the clear explanations presented in this text, even a novice will be able to practice the art of exposure assessment.

Table of Contents

History of Chemical Exposure Assessment

Nomenclature and Terminology

Basic Chemical Hazards to Human Health and Safety I

Basic Chemical Hazards to Human Health and Safety II

Basic Chemical Hazards to Wildlife

Basic Chemical Hazards to Community and Landscape

Principles of Exposure

Fundamentals of Source Assessment

Fundamentals of Pathway Transport Assessment

Fundamentals of Receptor Assessment

EPA and OSHA Guidelines

Glossary

Answers

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science