Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: Theory and Practice (Wiley Classics Library)

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Dennis J. Paustenbach
Wiley, Mar 3, 2009 - Science - 1592 pages
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: Theory and Practice assembles the expertise of more than fifty authorities from fifteen different fields, forming a comprehensive reference and textbook on risk assessment. Containing two dozen case studies of environmental or human health risk assessments, the text not only presents the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline, but also serves as a complete handbook and "how-to" guide for individuals conducting or interpreting risk assessments. In addition, more than 4,000 published papers and books in the field are cited.

Editor Dennis Paustenbach has assembled chapters that present the most current methods for conducting hazard identification, dose-response and exposure assessment, and risk characterization components for risk assessments of any chemical hazard to humans or wildlife (fish, birds, and terrestrials). Topics addressed include hazards posed by:

  • Air emissions
  • Radiological hazards
  • Contaminated soil and foods
  • Agricultural hazards
  • Occupational hazards
  • Consumer products and water
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Contaminated air and water
The bringing together of so many of the world's authorities on these topics, plus the comprehensive nature of the text, promises to make Human and Ecological Risk Assessment the text against which others will be measured in the coming years.

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About the author (2009)

DENNIS J. PAUSTENBACH, PhD, has held numerous leadership positions at two major consulting firms and was the founder of ChemRisk, the largest risk assessment consulting firm in the United States during the 1990s. He previously edited the popular The Risk Assessment of Human and Environmental Health Hazards: A Textbook of Case Studies and has worked on many high-profile environmental projects, including Times Beach, Love Canal, the New Jersey Meadowlands, and the Erin Brockovich case.

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