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Document ID (ISN)48714
CIS number 87-1270
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ricci P.F., Cox L.A.
Title De minimis considerations in health risk assessment
Bibliographic information May 1987, Vol.15, No.1-2, p.77-95. 14 ref.
Abstract Absence of statutory guidance for determining "de minimis" threshold levels of risk which do not merit regulatory efforts has been identified as a critical regulatory problem by many, including recently the US Supreme Court. The development of a formal de minimis approach requires resolution of several legal and technical issues. Conceptual and legal rationales for a de minimis policy to determine plausible risk bounds for chronic health risks are presented. A conceptual framework for adopting generic de minimis policies is also developed. The findings suggest that there are several opportunities for applying this concept under existing statutory mandates.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) comment on law; legislation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation