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Main Title Research to improve health risk assessments (RIHRA) program /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/9-90/038
Stock Number PB93-116226
OCLC Number 46429834
Subjects Health risk assessment--Research--United States. ; Environmental Pollutants--pharmacokinetics. ; Hazardous Substances--adverse effects.
Additional Subjects Health hazards ; Risk assessment ; Toxic substances ; Environmental exposure pathways ; Dose-response relationships ; Humans ; Pharmacokinetics ; Biological models ; Research to improve health risk assessments ; RIHRA Program
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NTIS  PB93-116226 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
To realistically assess the human health risks associated with exposures to environmental pollutants, the authors must understand a number of important physical, chemical, and biological processes and mechanisms. This suggests that real progress in enhancing the accuracy and precision of health risk assessments depend on the products of a research program focused on the underlying mechanisms of exposure, dose, and effects. Although much of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) base research program has been targeted historically on these issues, substantial benefits can still be gained from instituting a new, more focused research program aimed specifically at reducing the critical uncertainties associated with health risk assessments. The goal of the program, known formally as the Research to Improve Health Risk Assessments (RIHRA) Program, is to generate research results that will significantly improve the EPA's ability to assess human health risks. The RIHRA program is structured so that the research products are germane to a cross-section of the Agency's regulatory programs and risk assessment needs. The authors are confident that the mission-oriented research described in the document will provide the EPA with credible scientific findings that are relevant for risk assessment decisions.
"EPA/600/9-90/038." "June 1990." Microfiche.