Environmental Health Impact Assessment

by Samuel C. Morris, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Scientist; Biomedical and Environmental Assessment Group, Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, N.Y.,
E. W. Novak, Environmental Health Scientist; Environmental Systems Branch, U.S. Army Construction Engrg. Research Lab., Champaign, Ill.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 3, Pg. 549-554

Document Type: Journal Paper


Environmental health impact assessment is described as an integral part of environmental impact studies. As such, it must be included in the planning of engineering projects. A methodological approach is presented which involves four steps: (1) Identification of the initial perturbations in the environment; (2) tracing perturbations through the environment to determine the magnitude and duration of the exposure to the receptor population; (3) identification of the receptor population and its high risk subgroups; and (4) estimation of these impacts by applying derived exposure-response functions.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Health hazards | Integrals | Risk management

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