The Resource Science and decisions : advancing risk assessment, Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Science and decisions : advancing risk assessment, Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Science and decisions : advancing risk assessment
Title
Science and decisions
Title remainder
advancing risk assessment
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
EJB
Dewey number
361.1
Funding information
Sponsored by National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE150
LC item number
.N37 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
Label
Science and decisions : advancing risk assessment, Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Note
Title from electronic title page (viewed Mar. 2, 2009)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Evolution and use of risk assessment 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 -- Biographic information on the Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the Environmental Protection Agency -- Statement of task of the Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the Environmental Protection Agency -- Timeline of selected Environmental Protection Agency risk-assessment activities -- Environmental Protection Agency response to recommendations from selected NRC reports: policy, activity, and practice -- Environmental Protection Agency program and region responses to questions from the Committee -- Case studies of the framework for risk-based decision-making
Control code
ocn276997090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 404 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309120463
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b25393625
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276997090
  • pebcs0309120462

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