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Public Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Chemicals


Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Problem Diagnosis: A General Overview of the Origins and Nature of Chemical Exposure Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kofi Asante-Duah
      Pages 3-33
    3. Kofi Asante-Duah
      Pages 59-72
  3. A Public Health Risk Assessment Taxonomy: Nomenclatural Components, Concepts, Principles, and Evaluation Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Kofi Asante-Duah
      Pages 75-100
    3. Kofi Asante-Duah
      Pages 101-115
  4. A Risk Assessment Framework and Paradigm for Chemical Exposure Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Kofi Asante-Duah
      Pages 169-188
    3. Kofi Asante-Duah
      Pages 231-287
    4. Kofi Asante-Duah
      Pages 289-329
  5. Development of Public Health Risk Management Strategies for Human Exposure to Chemicals

About this book


This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive overview of the many facets relating to human health risk assessments in relation to chemical exposure problems.  It presents some very important tools and methodologies that can be used to address chemical exposure and public health risk management problems in a consistent, efficient, and cost-effective manner.  On  the  whole,  the  book  represents  a collection and synthesis  of  the  principal  elements  of  the  risk  assessment  process  that may  be  used  to more effectively  address  issues  pertaining  to  human  exposures  to chemicals found in modern societies. This also includes an elaboration of pertinent risk assessment concepts and techniques/methodologies for performing human health risk assessments.    

Written  for  both  the  novice  and  the  experienced, the subject matter of this book is an attempt at offering a simplified and systematic presentation of public health risk assessment methods and application tools – all these facilitated by a layout that will carefully navigate the user through the major processes involved. A number of illustrative example problems are interspersed throughout the book, in order to help present the book in an easy-to-follow, pragmatic manner.


Public Health Risk Assessment chemical exposure characterization environmental risk assessment Chemical Toxicity to Humans Toxicokinetics and Pharmacokinetics Risk Perception Exposure Estimation Model Exposome' and Exposomics Paradigm Carcinogenicity Non-carcinogenic Hazard Computations Risk-Based Chemical Exposure Levels GIS in Public Health Fate and Behavior Properties

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Human Health Risk Assessment PracticeWashington, DCUSA

About the authors

Dr. Kofi Asante-Duah is a Scientific Advisor and Environmental Consultant at the Human Health Risk Assessment Practice in Washington, DC. 

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