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Comprehensive Evaluation of Human Data

  • David G. Hoel
  • Philip J. Landrigan
Part of the Life Science Monographs book series (LSMO)

Abstract

Several techniques can be used to perform a comprehensive evaluation of data from multiple studies. Assessment of the quality of information provided by each individual study is, of course, a prerequisite to using the collective approaches; however, it is the simultaneous evaluation of data from multiple, often apparently conflicting studies that constitutes the core of epidemiological risk assessment and forms the basis for the establishment of dose-response relationships between chemical exposure and human disease.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Hoel
    • 1
  • Philip J. Landrigan
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Biometry and Risk AssessmentNational Institute of Environmental Health SciencesResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Environmental and Occupational MedicineMt. Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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