Publisher description for Environmental risk harmonization : federal and state approaches to environmental hazards in the USA / edited by Michael A. Kamrin.


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This is a truly timely and superbly written source of information on current US federal and state practices for all those involved in environmental risk assessment, irrespective of their scientific background. It addresses for the first time, the internal conflict between risk assessment and risk management among and between government units. There is growing dissatisfaction and concern amongst scientists at the misinterpretation of raw data and the implications of these disparities in the making of policy decisions which in turn affect society.
This clear and authoritative account enables provocative insight into the use of science into risk assessment and risk management, providing an invaluable source of information in the emerging and increasingly important topic of risk harmonization. Focusing on the environment as a source of risk to humans, contributing authors from US federal and state agencies, Health Canada, WHO and other stakeholders present a definitive and balanced account of the key issues under consideration. The book includes case studies and examples with direct parallels to the situation in Europe and the rest of the world. Comprehensive appendices covering existing and proposed risk assessment and risk management guidelines, in addition to reports illustrating important harmonization issues, are also included.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental risk assessment -- United States.
Environmental management -- United States.