Release Assessment

  • Vincent T. Covello
  • Miley W. Merkhofer

Abstract

Release assessment involves quantifying the extent to which a risk source releases or otherwise introduces risk agents into the human environment. This chapter describes the major types of release processes and risk agents encountered in risk assessment and evaluates the various methods used in release assessment.

Keywords

Welding Foam Steam Nicotine Radioactive Isotope 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent T. Covello
    • 1
  • Miley W. Merkhofer
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public HealthColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Applied Decision Analysis, Inc.Menlo ParkUSA

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