Comprehensive Risk Assessment

  • Robert G. Tardiff
  • Joseph V. Rodricks
Part of the Life Science Monographs book series (LSMO)


The assessment of risks to public health is a highly complex undertaking. A single risk assessment comprises many discrete decisions—assumptions, interpretations, weighing of evidence—that are necessary if useful conclusions are to be reached concerning the existence and magnitude of risks to human health presented by a substance. This chapter describes those principles (some of which have been extracted from previous chapters) applicable to various facets of health risk assessment and integrates them into a functional and scientifically defensible approach to the interpretation of data bases comprised of in vivo and in vitro toxicological information and results from human studies.


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  • Robert G. Tardiff
    • 1
  • Joseph V. Rodricks
    • 1
  1. 1.Environ Corp.USA

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