Comparative Risk Assessment: Concepts, Problems and Applications
Wiley, Aug 25, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 229 pages
Providing a catalogue of suggested solutions for different categories of issues, this book offers a balanced overview and methodological examples for the practical implementation of the CRA. It considers CRA in the USA, Europe and Germany, using case studies to analyze and exemplify the decision-making processes and challenges involved. The authors then go on to look at the practical lessons learned from these case studies, together with an in-depth discussion of the underlying scientific hypotheses.
Sound scientific knowledge for everyone who makes decisions, whether government ministers, regulators, or company directors.
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acceptance adverse effects advisory air pollution aleatory analysis appraisal of risks aspects assumptions attribute structure attribute weighting calculated cancer carcinogenic chemical comparative evaluation Comparative Risk Assessment comparative risk evaluation conducted consequences considered context Covello damage decision-making decisions disease dose dose-effect relationship ecological effects on health emissions environment estimation evaluation of risks example experts exposure framework groups harm hazardous incidents health risks impact important individual influence instance IRGC measures ment Methodology methods multiattribute evaluation number of deaths occur one's options participants population possible potential probability procedure QALYs quantitative radon risk characterization risk communication risk comparisons risk management risk metrics risk perception risk ranking risks for attributes scale scenarios scientific selected sensitivity significance societal sources of risk stakeholders step subjects of protection Table tion uncertainties unit risk various verbal WBGU weighting functions Wiedemann World Health Organization