What data is needed to complete a quantitative risk assessment for environmental and public health? How accurate does a quantitative risk assessment have to be? How confident does a risk assessor need to be when presenting risk estimates to a decision maker? Find out the answers to these questions and more with Comparative Environmental Risk Assessment, the first major commercial publication that describes the current state of the art in comparative environmental risk assessment. This book examines the problems involved in such analyses and offers ideas and thoughts for future development. The book examines major problems in this area and covers all aspects of the environment, including human and ecological health. Comparative Environmental Risk Assessment is an excellent guide for risk assessment experts, environmentalists, regulators, planners, legislators, scientists in industry, instructors, and students.

part |34 pages

Ecological Health Risks

chapter |2 pages


ByWilliam Cooper

chapter 4|14 pages

The Threat of Greenhouse Warming

ByRob Coppock

part |70 pages

Human Health Risks

chapter |4 pages


ByPaul F. Deisler

chapter 6|8 pages

It Is Possible to Do Quantitative Assessment of Relative Risk

ByJames D. Wilson

chapter 7|20 pages

Noncancer Health Endpoints: Approaches to Quantitative Risk Assessment*

ByWilliam Farland, Michael Dourson

chapter 8|10 pages

Gaps in Knowledge in Assessing the Risk of Cancer

ByArthur Robert Gregory

chapter 9|20 pages

Estimating Viral Disease Risk from Drinking Water

ByCharles P. Gerba, Joan B. Rose

part |120 pages

Quantitative Risk Assessment Problem Areas and Issues

chapter |4 pages


Edited ByMorton Lippmann

chapter 10|12 pages

Atmospheric Nitrogen Oxides: a Bridesmaid Revisited

ByJohn Bachmann

chapter 11|10 pages

Temporal Variations in Exposure Data

ByNancy K. Kim

chapter 12|12 pages

An Integrated Approach to Risk Characterization of Multiple Pathway Chemical Exposures*

ByChristopher T. DeRosa, M. M. Mumtaz, Harlal Choudhury, D. L. McKean

chapter 15|28 pages

Possible Carcinogenic Hazards from Natural and Synthetic Chemicals: Setting Priorities

ByLois Swirsky Gold, Thomas H. Slone, Bonnie R. Stern, Neela B. Manley, Bruce N. Ames

chapter 16|10 pages

The Impact of Data Gaps in EPA’s Regional Comparative Risk Projects

ByRosalie R. Day

part |52 pages

Thoughts for the Future

chapter |2 pages


ByC. Richard Cothern