464 pages | 31 B/W Illus.
This book explains how environmental risk assessment in particular is of increasing importance as a means of seeking to address the potential effects of chemicals in the environment in both the developed and developing world. Environmental Risk Assessment: A Toxicological Approach examines various aspects of problem formulation, exposure, toxicity, and risk characterization that apply to both human health and ecological risk assessment. The new edition of this book features two new chapters, a very practical one titled A Risk Assessor’s Tool Box and one that addresses emerging risks. Readers of this volume will not only learn how to execute site-specific human health and ecological risk assessments but also gain a greater understanding of how science is used in deciding environmental regulations. Features: Covers problem formation and hazard identification Explains how human epidemiology and animal testing data are used to determine toxicity Criteria Examines the use of in vitro and ‘omics methods for toxicity testing Features two new chapters including a risk assessor’s tool box The book is aimed at the next generation of risk assessors and students who need to know more about developing, conducting, and interpreting risk assessments. It delivers a comprehensive view of the field, complete with sufficient background to enable readers to probe for themselves the science underlying the key issues in environmental risk.
Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment With a Nod to History. Perception, Planning and Scoping, Problem Formulation, and Hazard Identification. A Risk Analyst’s Toolbox. Exposure Assessment. Dose-Response Assessment. Risk Characterization. Ecological Risk Assessment. The Progress and Future ff Environmental Risk Assessment/Analysis. Emerging Risks and Risk Issues.