Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Urfer, W. 2006. Hazardous Agents. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Evaluation of hazards associated with exposure to chemicals, understanding of relationships between dose and adverse effect, extrapolation of effects from high experimental doses to low doses associated with actual exposures, and extrapolation from effects observed in animals to effects expected in humans are the main issues of statistical research in risk assessment of hazardous agents. Statistical aspects of inhalation toxicology, proof of hazard, genetic toxicology and the role of oncogenes in carcinogenesis are discussed. Finally, the need for more statistical research to identify hazardous agents by DNA and protein sequence analysis is outlined.