Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment / Edition 1

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A book whose time has come, Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment equips environmental and public health professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to comply with the rapidly growing demand for quantitative risk testing of infectious agents. Authored by an interdisciplinary team of experts from the fields of environmental engineering, marine science, and soil and water science, this is the first comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art quantitative microbial risk assessment methods. Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment is an important working resource for professionals in the fields of environmental health, environmental engineering, public health, and microbiology. It is also an excellent graduate-level text for students of those disciplines.
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Sets forth methods for quantitative assessment of risks to humans posed by infectious agents transmitted via food, water, soil, and air in a framework that is comparable to those in place for chemical agents and other contaminants. The guide lists potential infectious agents and their modes of transmission, then describes quantitative risk, hazard, and exposure assessment techniques. The authors provide worked example and case studies illustrating the application of methods to various situations. The book can serve as a graduate- level text or resource for professional in environmental health, environmental engineering, public health, and microbiology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471183976
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/26/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles N. Haas is the head of the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University and the Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering. He has served on numerous advisory committees of the US EPA and the National Research Council

Joan Rose serves as the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, the Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) and the Director of the Center for Water Sciences (CWS). She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Charles P. Gerba is a Professor in the department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. He is the author of 11 books and over 400 journal papers. Dr. Gerba is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board Committees on Drinking Water and Research Strategies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Scope of Coverage 9
2 Microbial Agents and Their Transmission 18
3 Risk Assessment Paradigms 86
4 Conducting the Hazard Identification 107
5 Analytical Methods for Developing Occurrence and Exposure Databases 137
6 Exposure Assessment 162
7 Conducting the Dose-Response Assessment 260
8 Conducting the Risk Characterization 320
9 Compendium of Data 396
Index 441
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