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Main Title Science and decisions : advancing risk assessment /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 230199573
ISBN 9780309120463; 0309120462; 9780309120470; 0309120470
Subjects Environmental risk assessment--United States. ; Technology--Risk assessment--United States. ; Health risk assessment--United States. ; Risk Assessment--United States [MESH] ; Dose-Response Relationship, Drug--United States [MESH]
Internet Access
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  GE150.N37 2009 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 09/14/2009
EIAM  GE150.N37 2009 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 01/18/2010
EJAM  GE150.N37 2009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/30/2015
EJDM  GE150.N37 2009 OASQA Library/Fort Meade,MD 04/27/2016
EKBM  GE150.N37 2009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/23/2009
ELAM  GE150.N37 2009 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 12/22/2014
ELBM  GE150.N37 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/19/2012
ELDM  GE150.N37 2009 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 05/11/2015
EOAM  GE150.N37 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 10/05/2009
ERAM  GE150 .N37 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/07/2009
ESAM  GE150.N37 2009 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/14/2018
Collation xviii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Evolution and use of risk in the environmental protection agency: current practice and future prospects -- The design of risk assessments -- Uncertainty and variability: the recurring and recalcitrant elements of risk assessment -- Toward a unified approach to dose-response assessment -- Selection and use of defaults -- Implementing cumulative risk assessment -- Improving the utility of risk assessment -- Toward improved risk-based decision-making. Risk assessment has become a dominant public policy tool for making choices, based on limited resources, to protect public health and the environment. It has been instrumental to the mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as other federal agencies in evaluating public health concerns, informing regulatory and technological decisions, prioritizing research needs and funding, and in developing approaches for cost-benefit analysis. However, risk assessment is at a crossroads. Despite advances in the field, risk assessment faces a number of significant challenges including lengthy delays in making complex decisions; lack of data leading to significant uncertainty in risk assessments; and many chemicals in the marketplace that have not been evaluated and emerging agents requiring assessment. Science and Decisions makes practical scientific and technical recommendations to address these challenges. This book is a complement to the widely used 1983 National Academies book, Risk Assessment in he Federal Government (also known as the Red Book). The earlier book established a framework for the concepts and conduct of risk assessment that has been adopted by numerous expert committees, regulatory agencies, and public health institutions. The new book embeds these concepts within a broader framework for risk-based decision-making. Together, these are essential references for those working in the regulatory and public health fields.