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Document ID (ISN)62610
CIS number 94-1257
ISBN(s) 0-16-043021-6
Year 1993
Convention or series no. OTA-BBS-570
Author(s)
US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment
Title Researching health risks
Bibliographic information US Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328, USA, Nov. 1993. viii, 228p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 13.00 (+25% for international orders).
Abstract The Office of Technology Assessment of the US Congress analyzed the nature and organization of federally funded research on health risk assessment in terms of the resources and priorities of the agencies concerned (the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, among others), the linkage of research to decision-making and the limits of research-based information in making social policy. Assessment of the risks associated with radon exposure was taken as a case study. Promising areas for future research and factors of importance for successful assessment were identified. Risk assessment activities outside the USA were surveyed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; research; role of government; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) case study; radon; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Radon
Risk evaluation