Chapter 10. Risk and the Calculation of Health Risk from Exposure to Pollutants

  1. Frank M. Dunnivant1 and
  2. Elliot Anders2

Published Online: 15 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0471758132.ch10

A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport: An Integrated Approach with Chemistry, Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Legislation

A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport: An Integrated Approach with Chemistry, Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Legislation

How to Cite

Dunnivant, F. M. and Anders, E. (2006) Risk and the Calculation of Health Risk from Exposure to Pollutants, in A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport: An Integrated Approach with Chemistry, Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Legislation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471758132.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA

  2. 2

    Educational Solutions, LLC, Mohawk Trail Regional School District, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 2 DEC 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471651284

Online ISBN: 9780471758136

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Keywords:

  • direct-sequence code-division multiple access (DS-CDMA);
  • orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM);
  • optimal cross-layer scheduling algorithm

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Concept of Risk

  • Dose Rates from Various Sources

  • Health Risk Calculations for Carcinogens

  • Health Risk Calculations for Noncarcinogens

  • Bioconcentration Calculations

  • Putting It All Together: Margin of Error (Uncertainty) of the Entire Estimation Process

  • References