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Model Uncertainty and Bayesian Model Averaged Benchmark Dose Estimation for Continuous Data

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The benchmark dose (BMD) approach has gained acceptance as a valuable risk assessment tool, but risk assessors still face significant challenges associated with selecting an appropriate BMD/BMDL estimate from the results of a set of acceptable dose-response models. Current approaches might not fully take into account model uncertainty. Hence, an opportunity exists to more fully inform health risk assessors.

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Shao, K. AND J. S. GIFT. Model Uncertainty and Bayesian Model Averaged Benchmark Dose Estimation for Continuous Data. RISK ANALYSIS. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, (2013).

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