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Document ID (ISN)49968
CIS number 88-1179
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barnard R.C.
Title Scientific risk assessment and the regulation of human cancer risks: Background and new directions
Bibliographic information Sep. 1987, Vol.48, No.9, p.798-803. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract The history of the development of regulating risk assessment methodology with particular reference to potential carcinogens is discussed. The scientific basis for possible improvements in risk assessment methodology for potential carcinogens is identified and the significance of the potential improvements is considered with special reference to the health professional. Topics discussed were: the key role of industrial hygiene professionals; the beginnings of risk assessment; extrapolation models; the future of risk assessment (pharmacokinetics, assumptions, model improvements); a new problem of a range of values; and new areas for quantitative risk assessment.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; industrial hygienists; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) mathematical models; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation