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The Role of Short-Term Tests in Assessing the Human Health Hazards of Environmental Chemicals: An Overview

  • Michael D. Waters
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 22)

Abstract

The problems to be addressed in this paper and in this session are twofold: first, to identify and confirm mutagenic and presumptive carcinogenic chemicals through short-term tests (based on the use of plant as well as animal materials); and second, to determine the relationship of demonstrated effects in short-term tests to actual hazards and risks to human health.

Keywords

Carcinogenic Potency Human Health Hazard Actual Hazard Somatic Mutation Theory Human Risk Assessment 
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References

  1. Albert, Roy E. 1980. Assessing carcinogenic risk resulting from complex mixtures. Presented at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Second Symposium on the Application of Short-term Bioassays in the Fractionation and Analysis of Complex Environmental Mixtures, Williamsburg, VA.Google Scholar
  2. de Serres, Frederick J. 1980. International program for the evaluation of short-term tests for carcinogenicity. Presented at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Second Symposium on the Application of Short-term Bioassays in the Fractionation and Analysis of Complex Environmental Mixtures, Williamsburg, VA.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Waters
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  1. 1.Health Effects Research LaboratoryU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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