Risk Assessment of Chemicals

Risk Assessment of Chemicals : An Introduction

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The management of the risks associated with chemicals is an international challenge: it gained a prominent place on Agenda 21 of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Successful management must be based on the development and harmonization of risk assessment methods. This book contains the basic background information on sources and emissions, distribution and fate processes, toxicology and ecotoxicology and estimation methodologies. It puts basic principles and methodologies for hazard and risk assessment of chemicals in their legislative context. The book supports the Uniform System for the Evaluation of Substances (USES), a computerised risk assessment system. The book contains essential information for students of the environmental sciences and for those professionally involved in the rapidly developing field of risk assessment and management of chemicals.
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  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 180.34 x 261.62 x 27.94mm | 952.54g
  • United States
  • English
  • Twenty-Fifth Anniversary ed.
  • glossary, index
  • 0792337409
  • 9780792337409

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... takes an interesting and forward-looking point of view. The book is an excellent, high-level textbook. It is well written and has a clear layout ... which varies sufficiently to make reading easy. ... essential reading material for students of environmental sciences and it should be strongly recommended to engineers. Because of the forward-looking nature of its scientific content, it will be of substantial support to professional environmental managers for years to come.' International Journal of Environment/Pollution, 8: 1-2 (1998)
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Table of contents

Preface. Editors. Contributors and reviewers. Explanatory notes. 1. General introduction. 2. Emissions of chemicals. 3. Transport, accumulation and transformation processes. 4. Exposure modelling. 5. Toxicity testing and human health. 6. Ecotoxicological effects. 7. Properties of chemicals and estimation methodologies. 8. Procedures of hazard and risk assessment. Glossary. Index.
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