This excellent resource describes the various Federal agency programs, guidelines, laws, and requirements regarding potential exposure to carcinogens in the environment-ambient air, water, and soil-workplace environment-food and drugs and other consumer products. It covers 16 different programs, activities, and Federal agencies. The reader is provided insight into the background and rationale behind current Federal Policy and regulations relating to public health and potential carcinogenic hazards. Necessary differentiation among Hazard Identification, risk characterization, risk assessment, and risk management are clearly described. This guide should prove valuable to scientists, engineers, and managers-companies, governments, universities, and consultants.
1. Introduction and Summary 2. Policies for Testing, Assessing, and Regulating Carcinogens 3. Federal Agency Assessment and Regulation of Carcinogens 4. The National Toxicology Program 5. Agency Responses to the Annual Report on Carcinogens and NCI/NTP Test Results