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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865691674
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/1993
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)

About the Author

JOHN C. BAILAR is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University. His primary professional interests focus on uncertainty in scientific inference and risk assessment. In 1990 he was awarded a MacArthur fellowship.

JACK NEEDLEMAN is currently a fellow at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, He previously was vice president and co-director of the public policy practice at Lewin and Associates, a Washington, D.C. health policy and consulting firm.

BARBARA L. BERNEY, a Pew health policy fellow, is a project director in the Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Boston University. Her principal professional interests include community strategies for abating environmental health hazards and national health reform.

J. MICHAEL McGINNIS is assistant surgeon general and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also served as chair of the Departmental Task Force on Health Risk Assessment, which produced the report Determining Risks to Health: Federal Policy and Practice (Auburn House, 1986).

Table of Contents



The Role of Risk Assessment in Agency Activities

Case Studies

Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)

Formaldehyde (HCHO)

Tris (2,3-Dibromopropyl) Phosphate

Dioxin in Missouri

Reproductive Effects of Lead

Cotton Dust


Passive Smoking and Lung Cancer

Dietary Fat and Cancer

Use of Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening

Analysis of the Risk Assessments

Setting Priorities for Risk Assessment

Evaluating Carcinogenic Risk

Evaluating Non-Carcinogenic Risks

Comparison of Methods in Assessing Carcinogenic and Other Risks

Relating Risk Assessment to Risk Management


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