Use of Animal Bioassay Data in Carcinogen Risk Assessment

  • Elizabeth K. Weisburger
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Risk Analysis book series (CIRA, volume 3)


Risk assessment generally comprises some or all of the following factors: hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization (National Research Council, 1983). Animal bioassays are fundamental in furnishing information directly relevant to the first two of these factors, identification of the hazard and dose-response assessment.


Maximum Tolerate Dose Water Chlorination National Toxicology Program Carcinogen Risk Assessment Animal Bioassay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth K. Weisburger
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  1. 1.Division of Cancer EtiologyNational Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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