234 pages | 3 Color Illus.
This book is a compendium of highly purposeful studies all waiting to be conducted. It explains how avoiding common study design flaws, opportunities are created to observe that true risk assessment questions may not exist, that chemically exposed receptors are probably unharmed, and that ecological risk assessment might not be needed at all.
"A much-needed iconoclastic exploration of an important field that, due to the need for regulatory consistency, too quickly became dependent on early conventions. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, the author questions the soundness of current conventions in an honest and positive manner."
— Michael C. Newman, College of William and Mary VIMS, Gloucester Point, Virginia, USA
"Tanenbaum lays out an ambitious and worthwhile research agenda as a prescription for increasing realism and credence in assessing ecological risks for contaminated sites. The practice of ecological risk assessment will benefit in direct proportion to the number of Tannenbaum’s prescriptions that are transformed into active research."
— Steven M. Bartell, Cardno, Inc., Greenback, Tennessee, USA
Introduction. An Assessment of Studies that Relate to the Present Approach to ERA. An Assessment of Studies Designed to Observe, Establish, and Measure Compromised Health or Performance in Experimentally or Naturally Exposed Animals. An Assessment of Studies Designed to Investigate Rarer, Unique, and Specialty Topics in ERA. Discussion of Approaches, Cost Considerations, Timing, Scientific Collaboration, Presentation, and Implementation. Index.