Hazardous Waste Risk Assessment provides a concise yet comprehensive examination of concepts and techniques in risk assessment that can be applied to hazardous waste problems. The book emphasizes the use of health risk assessment to support management decisions on hazardous waste disposal and site remediation programs. Methods discussed include those for developing strategies for health and environmental assessment and site restoration tasks, evaluating corrective action programs, determining the effects of risk assessment results on risk management decisions in hazardous waste programs and general risk management and prevention programs, and performing safety evaluations of hazardous waste facilities. Step-by-step numerical case evaluations are used to help present the book in an easy-to-follow, realistic manner.
Introduction. Fundamentals of Hazard, Exposure, and Risk Assessment. Concepts in Risk Assessment. The Risk Assessment Process. Risk Assessment Techniques and Methods of Approach. Hazardous Waste Management Decisions from Risk Assessment. Selected Case Studies and Applications. Epilogue. Appendices: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Glossary of Terms and Definitions. Relevant Equations Commonly Utilized in Human Health Risk Assessments. Carcinogen Classification and Identification Systems. Selected Databases and Information Library with Important Risk Information Used in Risk Assessment. Selected Units and Measures. Index.