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Main description:

This book serves as a comprehensive introductory guide to the practical aspects of risk assessment. Chapters include clearly defined objectives and summaries. The book includes: hazard identification, dose-response, exposure assessment, risk characterization, chemical mixtures, epidemiology, emerging issues and global perspectives with accessible language. The book concludes with a set of hypothetical case studies.

Toxicological Risk Assessment for Beginners aims not to create an expert, but rather to provide readers with their first understanding of the risk assessment topic. This book was designed with the student in mind. We simplify a complex process for beginners and balance theory with practical aspects, but remain fluid enough to increase difficulty with case studies. By incorporating an action based, step by step approach to learning the risk assessment process, this book provides its readers with an elementary understanding of how the risk assessment process is initiated, developed and finished, making it a valuable guide for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early career scientists in industry.


Feature:

An action-based, step-by-step approach to learning risk assessment

Case studies to illustrate basic and more complex topics to enable readers to practice critical thinking with problems encountered by experienced risk assessors

Chapters include clearly defined objectives and summaries


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This book serves as a comprehensive introductory guide to the practical aspects of risk assessment. Chapters include clearly defined objectives and summaries.  The book includes:  hazard identification, dose-response, exposure assessment, risk characterization, chemical mixtures, epidemiology, emerging issues and global perspectives with accessible language.  The book concludes with a set of hypothetical case studies.

Toxicological Risk Assessment for Beginners aims not to create an expert, but rather to provide readers with their first understanding of the risk assessment topic. This book was designed with the student in mind.  We simplify a complex process for beginners and balance theory with practical aspects, but remain fluid enough to increase difficulty with case studies.  By incorporating an action based, step by step approach to learning the risk assessment process, this book provides its readers with an elementary understanding of how the risk assessment process is initiated, developed and finished, making it a valuable guide for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early career scientists in industry.


Contents:

Introduction.- Hazard Identification.- Dose-Response.- Exposure Assessment.- Risk Characterization for Human Health Risk Assessments.- Risk Assessment Strategies and Techniques for Combined Exposures.- Use of Epidemiology in Risk Assessment.- Emerging Issues in Risk Assessment.- Risk Assessment in the European Union (EU).- Brief Survey of Global Approaches for Risk Assessment.- Skills Development and Resources for Risk Assessment.- Case Studies Chapter.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783319127514
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: April, 2015
Pages: 200

Subcategories: General Issues, Pharmacology, Public Health

MEET THE AUTHOR

José A. Torres, M.S., Ph.D. Dr. Torres has experience in risk assessment, project management, quality control, quality auditing, and quality assurance as applied to consulting, pharmaceuticals and the medical device industry. His interest in risk assessment drove him to pursue advanced courses and workshops at Harvard School of Public Health for Analyzing Risk, TERA Dose-Response Boot Camp, and PBPK basic modeling. He completed a Bachelor in Biology (Magna Cum Laude) with specialty in Biomedical Sciences from Inter American University of Puerto Rico; a Masters in Environmental Science & Management from Turabo University at Puerto Rico; and a Doctoral degree in Environmental Toxicology, sponsored by NASA, from Texas Southern University, Houston Texas. Sol Bobst, Ph.D., DABT Dr. Bobst has participated in several risk assessment reviews, including a publication in the Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology journal. He is a ten year member of the Society of Toxicology, and the past president of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues specialty section. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, University Honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. His Doctoral degree is from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, and he holds a board certification from the American Board of Toxicology. He continues to live and work in Houston, Texas.