1st Edition

Toxicity and Risk
Context, Principles and Practice

ISBN 9780415233712
Published September 20, 2001 by CRC Press
168 Pages

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Book Description

This book aims to set out the political, social, legal and scientific underpinning of risk assessment and risk management for toxic substances. It describes the principles and processes the practitioners undertake when looking at the regulatory risk implications of their work.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- PART I -- The context in which toxic risk analysis takes place -- 2 What risk management covers -- 3 Legal and organisational frameworks -- 4 Philosophical frameworks for handling risk -- 5 The importance of risk perception and risk -- communication for toxicological risk assessment -- PART II -- The principles and practice of toxic risk analysis -- 6 Introduction: Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences -- 7 Toxicological assessment -- 8 Evaluation of human health effects: toxicity -- 9 Evaluation of human health effects: exposure -- 10 The special case of major accident hazards -- 11 Evaluation of effects on the environment -- 12 Effects on the atmosphere -- References -- Appendix -- Index.

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