Calculated Risks (2nd ed.)

The Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment

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Safeguarding economic prosperity, whilst protecting human health and the environment, is at the forefront of scientific and public interest. This book provides a practical and balanced view on toxicology, control, risk assessment and risk management, addressing the interplay between science and public health policy. This revised edition provides a detailed analysis on chemical and by-product exposure, how they enter the body and the suitability of imposed safety limits. Chapters on dose, with particular emphasis on children and vulnerable subpopulations, reproductive and developmental toxicants and toxicity testing are included. With updated and comprehensive coverage of international developments of risk management and safety, this will have broad appeal to researchers and professionals involved in chemical safety and regulation as well as the general reader interested in environmental pollution and public health.
  • Cambridge University Press; November 2006
  • ISBN: 9780511247569
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Calculated Risks
  • Author: Joseph V. Rodricks
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'Calculated Risks demystifies the science and policies of risk assessment. It has become a staple in risk education, and is essential reading for students and professionals in public health, environmental protection, and public policy.' Thomas A. Burke, Johns Hopkins University