The Nature of Environmental Contamination Problems.
Characterization of Environmental Contamination Problems.
Legislative–Regulatory Control Needs for the Management of Environmental Contamination Problems.
PRINCIPLES OF RISK ASSESSMENT.
Fundamentals of Hazard, Exposure, and Risk Assessment.
The Risk Assessment Process.
Basic Concepts in Risk Assessment Practice.
PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS OF A RISK ASSESSMENT.
Determination of Contaminant Fate and Behavior in the Environment.
Hazard Identification, Data Collection, and Data Evaluation.
Design of Conceptual Models and Exposure Analysis.
The Toxicology of Environmental Contaminants and Hazard Effects Determination.
Risk Characterization and Uncertainty Analysis.
RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF APPROACH.
Human Health Risk Assessments.
Ecological Risk Assessments.
Probabilistic Risk Assessments.
DETERMINATION OF ACCEPTABLE RISK–BASED LIMITS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS.
General Protocols for Establishing Acceptable Chemical Concentrations and Environmental Quality Criteria.
Development of Risk–Based Remediation Goals.
THE ROLE OF RISK ASSESSMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DECISIONS.
Illustrative Examples of Risk Assessment Practice.
Design of Risk Management Programs.
Risk Assessment Applications to Environmental Management Problems.
"This book offers a didactically well–presented, mainly theoretical, systematic and no–nonsense approach to environmental risk assessment. ... This book targets environmental consulting professionals, environmental managers in industry, environmental regulatory officials, public health and environmental health professionals and policy analysts.
Through its scope, its systematic approach and its accessibility for a wide array of environmental specialists, this book could well become a standard reference in its field." Luc Hens,International Journal of Environment and Pollution
...an excellent scholarly and comprehensive document which should be quite valuable for practitioners..." (The Environmentalist, Vol.22, 2002)