Toxicological Risk Assessment for Beginners

Editors: Torres, Jose, Bobst, Sol (Eds.)

  • An action-based, step-by-step approach to learning risk assessment
  • Case studies to illustrate basic and more complex topics to enable readers to practice critical thinking with problems encountered by experienced risk assessors
  • Chapters include clearly defined objectives and summaries
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About this Textbook

This book serves as a comprehensive introductory guide to the practical aspects of risk assessment. Chapters include clearly defined objectives and summaries. The book includes: hazard identification, dose-response, exposure assessment, risk characterization, chemical mixtures, epidemiology, emerging issues and global perspectives with accessible language. The book concludes with a set of hypothetical case studies.

Toxicological Risk Assessment for Beginners aims not to create an expert, but rather to provide readers with their first understanding of the risk assessment topic. This book was designed with the student in mind. We simplify a complex process for beginners and balance theory with practical aspects, but remain fluid enough to increase difficulty with case studies. By incorporating an action based, step by step approach to learning the risk assessment process, this book provides its readers with an elementary understanding of how the risk assessment process is initiated, developed and finished, making it a valuable guide for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early career scientists in industry.

About the authors

José A. Torres, M.S., Ph.D. Dr. Torres has experience in risk assessment, project management, quality control, quality auditing, and quality assurance as applied to consulting, pharmaceuticals and the medical device industry. His interest in risk assessment drove him to pursue advanced courses and workshops at Harvard School of Public Health for Analyzing Risk, TERA Dose-Response Boot Camp, and PBPK basic modeling. He completed a Bachelor in Biology (Magna Cum Laude) with specialty in Biomedical Sciences from Inter American University of Puerto Rico; a Masters in Environmental Science & Management from Turabo University at Puerto Rico; and a Doctoral degree in Environmental Toxicology, sponsored by NASA, from Texas Southern University, Houston Texas. Sol Bobst, Ph.D., DABT Dr. Bobst has participated in several risk assessment reviews, including a publication in the Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology journal. He is a ten year member of the Society of Toxicology, and the past president of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues specialty section. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, University Honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. His Doctoral degree is from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, and he holds a board certification from the American Board of Toxicology. He continues to live and work in Houston, Texas.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Torres, José A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Hazard Identification

    Bredfeldt, Tiffany (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • Dose-Response Assessment

    Lewandowski, Thomas A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-66

  • Exposure Assessment

    Grumbles, Thomas

    Pages 67-89

  • Risk Characterization for Human Health Risk Assessments

    Cope, Rhian B.

    Pages 91-110

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12751-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12750-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34909-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toxicological Risk Assessment for Beginners
Editors
  • Jose Torres
  • Sol Bobst
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12751-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12751-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12750-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34909-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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