Toxicological Research and Related Programs under Superfund

  • Barry L. Johnson
  • Anne P. Sassaman
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 38)


We must be one with our environment. With industrialization and modern agriculture have come great benefits, but with these advances also have come burdens on the fragile environment that sustains us. We derive great economic gain from the industrial and agricultural products that we in industrialized countries have come to expect. Products that make our lives easier, safer, and longer: automobiles, convenience foods, packaged products, pharmaceuticals and such. But these commercial successes and products of industrialization have an environmental consequence--the dimensions of which are still being assessed. One of the environmental consequences has been the dumping of unwanted, sometimes hazardous, waste into the environment. In many instances this has resulted in contamination of soil, ground water, air, and the human food chain. What gets into these media has the potential for getting into people. And that has implications for public health.


Environmental Protection Agency Health Assessment Hazardous Substance Toxicological Profile Exposure Registry 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry L. Johnson
    • 1
  • Anne P. Sassaman
    • 2
  1. 1.Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryAtlantaGeorgia
  2. 2.Division of Extramural ResearchNational Institute of Environmental SciencesResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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