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Risk assessment

Raquel Duarte-Davidson

in Essentials of Environmental Epidemiology for Health Protection

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199663415
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759116 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199663415.003.0010
Risk assessment

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This chapter presents a case study to provide an overview of the common features and guiding principles of health risk assessment and summarizes the application of risk assessment. The chapter also explores the principles for the analysis of effects on human health for environmental exposures to:

◆ Appraise the terminology and technical basis for risk assessment. ◆ Assess the realistic powers and limitations of a tiered approach to risk assessment and gain initial experience in the critical evaluation of studies that use this type of approach. ◆ Evaluate the interface between environmental exposure assessment and risk assessment to better understand the relationships between these approaches.

Chapter.  3820 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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