Risk Assessment and Risk Management
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Risk Assessment and Risk Management

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Risk assessment is considered by many analysts to be an objective scientific tool. It is considered to be variously influenced by broader issues which in turn have important practical implications both for risk assessors and decision makers. Risk Assessment and Risk Management examines a range of practical applications of risk assessment methods and risk management procedures in the broad context of environmental science and technology. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, the articles cover a variety of areas, with reference to subjects as diverse as BSE, the use of risk assessment in government, using computer modelling as an aid to risk assessment in the case of accidental contamination of rivers and estuaries, quantitative cancer risk assessment related to carcinogens in the environment, landfilling of household wastes, environmental risk assessment and management of chemicals, and aquatic risk assessment and management of pesticides. This book provides a detailed and wide-ranging review of the many aspects of risk assessment and risk management which have excited so much debate and controversy in recent times. It will be essential reading for all those involved in the assessment and management of risk, particularly in the context of environmental science.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12.95mm | 344.73g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 0854042407
  • 9780854042401

Table of contents

Isolation or Integration? The Relationship Between Risk Assessment and Risk Management; The Use of Risk Assessment in Government; Pollution Risk Management; Quantitative Cancer Risk Assessment - Pitfalls and Progress; Assessment of Risks to Health from Landfilling of Household Wastes; Environmental Risk Assessment and Management of Chemicals; Aquatic Risk Assessment and Risk Management for Pesticides; Subject Index.
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Review quote

"...A treasure trove for the environmental scientist and technologist..." * OS&H September 1998 * "...topical and relevant ... recommended reading for environmental practitioners in both the public and private sectors." * Environmental Scientist Vol 7 No 5 September/October 98 *
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About R. E. Hester

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.


Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison's research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.


Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.
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