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Main Title Science and judgement in risk assessment /
Publisher Taylor & Francis,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 34564768
ISBN 1560325895; 9781560325895
Subjects Air--Pollution--Toxicology--United States--Statistical methods. ; Health risk assessment--Statistical methods. ; Air--Pollution--Toxicology--Statistical methods.
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Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0731/96011349-d.html
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EJBM  RA576.S365 1996 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/14/1998
Edition Student ed.
Collation xvi, 337 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-286) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Risk Assessment and Its Social and Regulatory Contexts -- Exposure Assessment -- Assessment of Toxicity -- Risk Characterization -- Default Options -- Models, Methods, and Data -- Data Needs -- Uncertainty -- Variability -- Aggregation -- Implementation. This text explores how the US Environmental Protection Agency EPA can improve its risk assessment practices under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and other regulatory statutes. It examines the assumptions made in risk analysis, how to deal with uncertainty, and other basic concepts, such as "inference assumptions", "default options", and the historical, social and regulatory contexts of risk assessment and risk management.