Residential Exposure Assessment: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

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This book, initiated by the Society of Risk Analysis, is a compendium of information about predictive methods and tools, monitoring methods, data sources, and key variables that characterize exposure in and around all types of residences (apartments, single-family homes, condos, farmhouses, mobile homes, row houses, retirement homes and school dorms). Residential exposure assessments are used to check indoor air quality, compliance with U.S. statutes, and evaluation of consumer product safey and include measurements of agents (chemical, biological, and physical) that are present in and around the home.

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Presents contributions from some 30 professionals in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, industrial hygiene, toxicology, pharmacology, and environmental law, all focusing on the assessment and management of potential exposures occurring in and around the home. Issues covered include US legislation relevant to products used in and around the residence, methods for measuring and modeling exposures across multiple pathways and routes, and distributional data available for key residential exposure factors. Also serves as a compendium of information about predictive methods and tools, monitoring methods, data sources, and key variables that characterize exposures in the residential setting. Of likely use to risk and exposure assessors, students, industrial hygienists assessing health hazards in the home, engineers, and monitoring specialists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306465178
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/31/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

I Residential Exposure Assessment: An Overview of Principles and Practices
1 Introduction 3
2 Residential Exposure Assessment: Review of Scientific and Regulatory History 9
3 General Framework for Assessing Potential Human Exposures to Chemical, Biological, and Physical Agents in the Residential Environment 17
II Methodologies for Assessing Residential Exposures
4 Assessment of Inhalation Exposures in the Residential Environment 35
5 Assessment of Dermal Exposures in the Residential Environment 101
6 Assessment of Ingestion Exposures in the Residential Environment 131
7 Total Exposure Assessment Methods 161
III Evaluating Sources in the Residential Environment
8 Consumer Products and Related Sources 201
9 Biological Agents 245
IV Residential Exposure Factors
10 Human Exposure Factors - Data Sources and Principles for Their Use 265
11 Residential Exposure Factors - Data Sources and Principles for Their Use 283
V Presenting, Interpreting, and Communicating the Results of Residential Exposure Assessments
Introduction 305
12 Qualitative and Quantitative Uncertainty Analysis 313
13 Exposure Assessment Characterization and Communication Issues 331
VI Supplemental Data and Information
App. A: Glossary 347
App. B Exposure Models and Software 355
App. C European Data Sources and Legislation 371
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