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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Unfinished Business in New England: A Comparative Assessment of Environmental Problems. Public Health Risk Work Group Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA. Region I.
Publisher Dec 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/901/7-89/002;
Stock Number PB89-166383
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Pollution ; Public health ; Risk ; Evaluation ; Assessments ; Air pollution ; Toxicity ; Malignant neoplasms ; Respiration ; Ranking ; Allergic diseases ; Kidney ; Exposure ; Radon ; New England ; Nonpoint sources
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-166383 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1989
Collation 134p
The report presents the results of a study undertaken by EPA in New England that examined 24 environmental problems and assessed the level of residual risk posed by each problem to human health. Using the methodological framework of risk assessment the public health work group developed estimates of residual risk for individuals and populations for each of the problem areas. Residual risk is defined as the risk posed by a problem, given current levels of control. Analyses for cancer risk and non-cancer risk were developed independently and then combined at the end of the study to produce a single ranking.