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

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Dennis J. Paustenbach
John Wiley & Sons, May 22, 2017 - 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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Primer on Human and Environmental Risk Assessment
Experimental and Calculated
Organic Chemicals as Determined with the Fathead Minnow
Exposure Assessment
Assessments EPA 1996
12 Vmax Km Values Used in Percutaneous Absorption
Analysis of Possible Health Risks to Recreational Fishers Due
Fishing Vessel CPFV Anglers at the Palos Verdes Shelf
Qualitative Health Risk Assessment of Natural Rubber Latex

Risk Characterization
History and Fundamentals
13 Examples of a Management Goal Assessment Endpoint
17 Additional Questions for Introduction of Biological
25 NoEffect Levels Derived from Statistical Hypothesis
34 Applying the Quotient Method
38 Possible Risk Assessment Report Elements
The Importance
Illustrative Calculation
Twelve Years
Case Study of Power
Belonging to Various Probability Distribution Models
Characteristic Time Characteristic Travel Distance
Methods for Setting Occupational Exposure Limits
7 Procedure for Establishing Safe Levels μgcm2
A Critical Step in Assessing Ecological Risk
Comparison of Aquatic Ecological Risk Assessments at a Former
Integration of Risk Assessment and Natural Resource Damage
Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods to Predict Effects
Methodology for Assessing Risk to Birds Following Application
Posed by Chemicals to Birds
A Challenge for RiskAnalysts
Risk Assessment in Its Social Context
Surveying the Risk
Democratization of RiskAnalysis
Misconceptions About the Causes of Cancer
CostBenefit Analysis
Precaution in a Multirisk World

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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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