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Risk Management

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195135589
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864102 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0004
Risk Management

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This chapter outlines the principles of risk management. Topics discussed include risk evaluation, factors affecting the perception and acceptance of risk, prevention and control of exposure to environmental hazards, risk monitoring and use of indicators, special problems in managing environmental health risks, and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis on interventions.

Keywords: risk management; environmental quality; environmental health risks; risk evaluation; control of exposure; cost-effectiveness

Chapter.  14535 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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