Residential Exposure Assessment: A Source Book is the result of a multiyear effort known as the Residential Exposure Assessment Project (REAP) which was initiated by the Society for Risk Analysis and the International Society of Exposure Analysis. This textbook is the primary product of the REAP and it contains contributions from over 30 professionals from a variety of disciplines such as chemistry, biology, physics, engi neering, industrial hygiene, toxicology, pharmacology, and environmental law, reflecting the diverse knowledge and resources necessary to assess and manage potential exposures occurring in and around the home. Expert working groups were organized for each of the 13 chapters to address such issues as U. S. 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. This volume is a compendium of information about predictive methods and tools, monitoring methods, data sources, and key variables that characterize exposures in the residential setting. It presents approaches for doing exposure assessments in and around all types of residences. The purpose of the Source Book is to provide a resource for use in educational programs and for "practitioners" of residential exposure assessment. Accordingly, this book is intended for risk assessors, exposure assessors, students, initi ates new to the concept of risk assessment, industrial hygienists assessing health hazards in the home, engineers, and monitoring specialists.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsI Residential Exposure Assessment: An Overview of Principles and Practices.- 1. Introduction.- 2.Residential Exposure Assessment: Review of Scientific and Regulatory History.- 3.General Framework for Assessing Potential Human Exposures to Chemical, Biological, and Physical Agents in the Residential Environment.- II Methodologies for Assessing Residential Exposures.- 4.Assessment of Inhalation Exposures in the Residential Environment.- 5.Assessment of Dermal Exposures in the Residential Environment.- 6.Assessment of Ingestion Exposures in the Residential Environment.- 7.Total Exposure Assessment Methods.- III Evaluating Sources in the Residential Environment.- 8. Consumer Products and Related Sources.- 9. Biological Agents.- IV Residential Exposure Factors.- 10.Human Exposure FactorsData Sources and Principles for Their Use.- 11.Residential Exposure FactorsData Sources and Principles for Their Use.- V Presenting, Interpreting, and Communicating the Results of Residential Exposure Assessments.- 12.Qualitative and Quantitative Uncertainty Analysis.- 13.Exposure Assessment Characterization and Communication Issues.- VI Supplemental Data and Information.- Apendix A Glossary.- Appendix B Exposure Models and Software.- Appendix C European Data Sources and Legislation.