The Role of Toxicological Science in Risk Assessment and Risk Management

  • Bernard D. Goldstein
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 500)


Toxicological science plays a central role in protecting public health and the environment against environmental risk. It does so directly through providing tools to prevent the development and release of toxic chemicals, and indirectly through its impact on risk assessment. Yet it appears that the influence of toxicological science on the management of risks, appears to be decreasing. This is harmful to the ability of society to make decisions that protect public health and the environment. In part this represents the failure of risk assessment to impact on risk management decisions; in part this is due to the dilution of the impact of toxicological science on risk assessment and on primary prevention, the most effective approach to protecting public health and the environment.


Multiple Myeloma Beta Carotene Safety Assessment Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Methyl Tert Butyl Ether 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard D. Goldstein
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  1. 1.Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)PiscatawayUSA

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