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Main Title Compendium of prior and current microbial risk assessment methods for use as a basis for the selection, development, and testing of a preliminary microbial risk assessment framework / {electronic resource} :
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. National Homeland Security Research Center.
Publisher Threat and Consequence Assessment Division, National Homeland Security Research Center, United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-07/129
Stock Number PB2008-108844
Subjects Bioterrorism--United States--Safety measures ; Biological warfare--United States--Safety measures ; Health risk assessment--Standards--United States ; Environmental risk assessment--Standards--United States
Additional Subjects Microorganisms ; Risk assessment ; Environmental impacts ; Pollution sources ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Land pollution ; Terrorists ; Threats ; Contaminants ; Biological indicators ; Environmental protection ; US EPA ; Methodology ; Testing
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-108844 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Edition Final report.
Collation {444} p. : digital, PDF file
Following the events of September 11, 2001, EPA's mission expanded beyond safeguarding the natural environment--air, water, and land--from traditional sources of pollution. With the nation under continued threat from those who seek to harm it, EPA also has the important responsibility of helping to protect the environment from terrorist threats. Several Homeland Security Presidential Directives describe EPA's responsibilities, which are outlined in EPA's Homeland Security Strategy. One of the most important issues facing EPA's National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) is the development of a biological risk assessment methodology. No consensus-based methodology exists for evaluating biological threat contaminants and establishing cleanup levels. This Compendium of Prior and Current Microbial Risk Assessment Methods is one of the first steps toward establishing such a methodology.
"EPA/600/R-07/129" "September 2007." Title from title screen (viewed on March 12, 2008).
Contents Notes
The compendium contains an extensive compilation of literature and data derived from biological risk assessment methods employed by various industries, such as food safety, drinking water, and public health.