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Calculated risks : the toxicity and human health risks of chemicals in our environment

Author: Joseph V Rodricks
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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 fully revised and updated new edition provides a detailed analysis on chemical and by-product
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph V Rodricks
ISBN: 9780521783088 0521783089 9780521788786 0521788781 051125024X 9780511250248
OCLC Number: 71164292
Description: xvii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Chemicals and chemical exposures --
2. From exposure to dose --
3. From dose to toxic response --
4. Toxic agents and their targets --
5. Carcinogens --
6. Identifying carcinogens --
7. Risk assessment I : some concepts and principles --
8. Risk assessment II : applications --
9. Risk assessment III : new approaches, new problems --
10. Risk assessment IV : the courtroom --
11. The management of risk --
12. A look ahead.
Responsibility: Joseph V. Rodricks.
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'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, Read more...

 
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