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Main Title Exposure science in the 21st century : a vision and a strategy /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee On Human And Environmental Exposure Science In The 21st Century.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 811963297
ISBN 9780309264686; 0309264685
Subjects Health risk assessment ; Environmental health ; Pollution ; Environmental Pollution--adverse effects ; Environmental Exposure--adverse effects ; Health Status Indicators ; chemical pollution
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  RA566.27.N375 2012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/24/2023
Collation xiv, 195 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- A vision for exposure science in the 21st century -- Applications of exposure science -- Demands for exposure science -- Scientific and technologic advances -- Promoting and sustaining public trust in exposure science -- Realizing the vision. "From the use of personal products to our consumption of food, water, and air, people are exposed to a wide array of agents each day--many with the potential to affect health. Exposure Science in the 21st Century: A Vision and A Strategy investigates the contact of humans or other organisms with those agents (that is, chemical, physical, and biologic stressors) and their fate in living systems. The concept of exposure science has been instrumental in helping us understand how stressors affect human and ecosystem health, and in efforts to prevent or reduce contact with harmful stressors. In this way exposure science has played an integral role in many areas of environmental health, and can help meet growing needs in environmental regulation, urban and ecosystem planning, and disaster management."--Publisher's description.