Public Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Chemicals

Public Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Chemicals

Kofi Asante-Duah


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This book provides a concise, yet comprehensive overview of the many facets relating to human health risk assessments in relation to chemical exposure problems.  It presents some very important tools and methodologies that can be used to address chemical exposure and public health risk management problems in a consistent, efficient, and cost-effective manner.  On  the  whole,  the  book  represents  a collection and  synthesis  of the  principal  elements  of  the  risk  assessment  process  that may  be  used  to more  effectively  address issues  pertaining  to  human  exposures  to chemicals found in modern societies. This also includes an elaboration of pertinent risk assessment concepts and techniques/methodologies for performing human health risk assessments.    

Written  for  both  the  novice  and  the  experienced, the subject matter of this book is an attempt at offering a simplified and systematic presentation of public health risk assessment methods and application tools – all these facilitated by a layout that will carefully navigate the user through the major processes involved. A number of illustrative example problems are interspersed throughout the book, in order to help present the book in an easy-to-follow, pragmatic manner.


Kofi Asante-Duah:
Dr. Kofi Asante-Duah is a Scientific Advisor and Environmental Consultant at the Human Health Risk Assessment Practice in Washington, DC.