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Main Title Overview of risk assessment for toxic and pathogenic agents. [microfiche] /
Author Kowal, N. E. ; Bruins, R. J. F. ; Sonich-Mullin., C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher US Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/216
Stock Number PB91-136945
Subjects Technology--Risk assessment.
Additional Subjects Microorganisms ; Toxic substances ; Risk assessment ; Epidemiology ; Communicable diseases ; Structure-activity relationship ; Dose-response relationships ; Health hazards ; Feeding stuffs ; Environmental exposure pathways ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-136945 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 17 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Risk assessment is a process that defines the adverse health consequences of exposure to toxic or pathogenic agents. When used in regulatory decision making, risk assessment is an important component of risk management, which combines the risk assessment with the directives of regulatory legislation, together with socioeconomic, technical, political, and other considerations, to reach a decision as to whether or how much to control future exposure to the suspected toxic agents. (1) The conceptual framework for risk assessment as it is currently practiced was outlined by the National Academy of Science in 1983 as a four-phased process. The elements in this process include hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response assessment, and risk characterization. The paper will discuss each of these elements, with particular emphasis on their application to risk assessment of pathogens.
"EPA 600/D-90/216." Microfiche.