• Curtis C. Travis
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Risk Analysis book series (CIRA, volume 3)


Growing public awareness of the potential risk to humans from hazardous chemicals in the environment has led to increased concern about the effects of these chemicals on animals and man. This awareness has generated a demand for a rational means of estimating risk and of limiting exposure where risk is judged excessive. An outcome of this awareness has been the emergence of the field of risk assessment. Risk assessment synthesizes all available data on exposure to chemicals and combines it with the best scientific judgment to estimate the associated risk.


Pharmacokinetic Model PBPK Model Blood Flow Rate Applied Dose Risk Assessment Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Curtis C. Travis
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  1. 1.Office of Risk Analysis, Health and Safety Research DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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