Environmental Pollution

Public Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Chemicals

Authors: Asante-Duah, Kofi

  • Revised and updated second edition 
  • Broadens your understanding of human health risk assessments in relation to chemical exposure problems
  • Useful resource for both students and professionals in health and environmental fields
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Asante-Duah, Kofi

    Pages 3-33

  • Anatomical and Physiological Perspectives on Human Exposure to Chemicals

    Asante-Duah, Kofi

    Pages 35-58

  • Archetypical Chemical Exposure Problems

    Asante-Duah, Kofi

    Pages 59-72

  • Principles and Concepts in Risk Assessment

    Asante-Duah, Kofi

    Pages 75-100

  • Attributes of a Public Health Risk Assessment

    Asante-Duah, Kofi

    Pages 101-115

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1039-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1037-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Chemicals
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Pollution
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1039-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1039-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1037-2
Series ISSN
1566-0745
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 600
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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