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Risk Assessment in Environmental Management (Hardback)

D. Kofi Asante-Duah

Edité par John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1998
ISBN 10: 0471981478 / ISBN 13: 9780471981473
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Titre : Risk Assessment in Environmental Management ...

Éditeur : John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Environmental contamination issues are a complex problem with worldwide implications. Risks to both human and ecological health as a result of toxic materials present or introduced into the environment are a matter of grave concern to modern society. The effective management of environmental contamination problems has therefore become an important environmental priority that will remain a growing social challenge for years to come. Risk assessment promises a way for developing appropriate strategies to aid environmental management decisions in this arena. Risk assessment is a tool used to organize structure, and compile scientific information in order to help identify existing hazardous situations or problems, anticipate potential problems, establish priorities, and provide a basis for regulatory controls and/or corrective actions. This book attempts to provide a concise, yet comprehensive overview of the many facets/aspects relating to chemical risk assessments. It presents some very important tools and methodologies that can be used to help resolve environmental contamination problems in a consistent, efficient and cost-effective way. Overall the book represents a collection and synthesis of the principal elements of the risk assessment process that pertain to environmental contamination problems. It offers an understanding of the scientific basis of risk assessment and its applications in the environmental industry including a portrayal of how the risk assessment process fits into regulatory policies. The subject matter of this book can indeed be used to aid the resolution of a variety of environmental management problems. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780471981473

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Synopsis : Provides a concise and comprehensive overview of the many facets/aspects relating to chemical risk assessments. It is a superb introduction for anyone needing to have a knowledge of how to conduct, evaluate or review risk assessment for environmental toxicants.

Environmental contamination issues are a complex problem with worldwide implications. Risk assessment is a tool used to organize structure, and compile scientific information in order to help identify existing hazardous situations or problems, anticipate potential problems, establish priorities, and provide a basis for regulatory controls and/or corrective actions.

This book presents some very important tools and methodologies that can be used to help resolve environmental contamination problems in a consistent, efficient and cost?effective way. It represents a collection and synthesis of the principal elements of the risk assessment process that pertain to environmental contamination problems. It offers an understanding of the scientific basis of risk assessment and its applications in the environmental industry ? including a portrayal of how the risk assessment process fits into regulatory policies.

Written for both the novice and experienced professional, this book will serve as a useful reference for anyone encountering risk assessment in environmental management programs.

Critique: "... systematic and comprehensive in its discussion of the subjectmatter .... offers a detailed and insightful overview of riskassessment methodologies, covering both human health assessment andenvironmental assessment." Veerle Heyvaert, Reciel

"This book offers a didactically well?presented, mainlytheoretical, systematic and no?nonsense approach to environmentalrisk assessment. ... This book targets environmental consultingprofessionals, environmental managers in industry, environmentalregulatory officials, public health and environmental healthprofessionals and policy analysts.
Through its scope, its systematic approach and its accessibilityfor a wide array of environmental specialists, this book could wellbecome a standard reference in its field." Luc Hens,InternationalJournal of Environment and Pollution

...an excellent scholarly and comprehensive document whichshould be quite valuable for practitioners..." (TheEnvironmentalist, Vol.22, 2002)



"...an excellent scholarly and comprehensive document which shouldbe quite valuable for practitioners..." (The Environmentalist,Vol.22, 2002)

 

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