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Main Title Methods Used in the United States for the Assessment and Management of Health Risk Due to Chemicals.
Author Falco, J. W. ; Moraski, R. V. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher May 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/070 ;OHEA-E-284;
Stock Number PB89-222707
Additional Subjects Environmental pollution ; Public health ; Hazardous materials ; United States ; Legislation ; Exposure ; Reprints ; Risk assessment ; Chemical spills ; Environment management ; Pollution regulations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-222707 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/18/1989
Collation 27p
A key factor in the development of a strategy for the control of environmental pollution or the protection of human health is the assessment of the risk associated with the accidental or intentional release of the chemical. A risk assessment may be used to estimate the degree of risk reduction that could result from the consideration of control scenarios that may be implemented in the regulatory process. As legislation and regulations have been enacted over the years to control chemical releases and to institute risk strategies, a diversity of approaches and technical quality in risk assessments resulted and complicated the management of environmental risks. The paper reviews the recent major U.S. reports on the issues of risk assessment and risk management and the response of federal agencies to the recommendations made in those reports. A more detailed description in this area is provided including as an example the recent risk assessment for dichloromethane (methylene chloride).