Toxicological Risk Assessment for Beginners

  • José A. Torres
  • Sol Bobst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. José A. Torres, Sol Bobst
    Pages 1-18
  3. Tiffany Bredfeldt, Daniel E. Arrieta
    Pages 19-41
  4. Thomas A. Lewandowski, John Norman
    Pages 43-66
  5. Thomas Grumbles
    Pages 67-89
  6. Cynthia V. Rider, Jane Ellen Simmons
    Pages 111-134
  7. Martin D. Barrie, Gregory Nichols
    Pages 135-159
  8. Sol Bobst
    Pages 161-169
  9. Silvia Berlanga de Moraes Barros, Sol Bobst
    Pages 187-195
  10. José A. Torres, Nilsa Rivera-Del Valle
    Pages 197-209
  11. Sol Bobst, José A. Torres, Rhian B. Cope
    Pages 211-242
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 243-250

About this book


This book serves as a comprehensive introductory guide to the practical aspects of risk assessment. Chapters include clearly defined objectives and summaries.  The book includes:  hazard identification, dose-response, exposure assessment, risk characterization, chemical mixtures, epidemiology, emerging issues and global perspectives with accessible language.  The book concludes with a set of hypothetical case studies.

Toxicological Risk Assessment for Beginners aims not to create an expert, but rather to provide readers with their first understanding of the risk assessment topic. This book was designed with the student in mind.  We simplify a complex process for beginners and balance theory with practical aspects, but remain fluid enough to increase difficulty with case studies.  By incorporating an action based, step by step approach to learning the risk assessment process, this book provides its readers with an elementary understanding of how the risk assessment process is initiated, developed and finished, making it a valuable guide for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early career scientists in industry.


Chemical Mixtures Cumulative Exposure Dose-response Exposure Assessment Hazard Identification Risk Assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • José A. Torres
    • 1
  • Sol Bobst
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent Toxicology ConsultantDentonUSA
  2. 2.Nexeo SolutionsHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods