Chemicals in the Environment: An Approach to Estimate Magnitude of Risk

by P. O. Nees, Occidental Chemical Corp, Niagara, Falls, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


This paper provides an overview of application of toxicological procedures to estimate health risks posed by hazardous materials in the environment. Emphasis will be placed on information sources and shortcut formulas which the non-toxicologist can utilize to put hazards into perspective and estimate the magnitude of potential risks. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Chemicals | Risk management | Environmental issues | Chemical compounds | Hazardous wastes | Hazardous materials | Chemical wastes | Toxicity

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