Chapter 5. Risk Assessment

  1. Helmut Greim M.D.3 and
  2. Robert Snyder Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology4
  1. Jurgen Timm1,
  2. Dennis J. Paustenbach2 and
  3. Pearl Moy2

Published Online: 8 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470868959.ch5

Toxicology and Risk Assessment: A Comprehensive Introduction

Toxicology and Risk Assessment: A Comprehensive Introduction

How to Cite

Timm, J., Paustenbach, D. J. and Moy, P. (2008) Risk Assessment, in Toxicology and Risk Assessment: A Comprehensive Introduction (eds H. Greim and R. Snyder), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470868959.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institut für Toxikologie und Umwelthygiene, Technische Universität München, Germany

  2. 4

    Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Statistik der Universität Bremen, Germany

  2. 2

    ChemRisk, Inc., San Francisco, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470868935

Online ISBN: 9780470868959



  • metabolism and toxicokinetics;
  • lifetime cancer risk;
  • contaminated and noncontaminated risk;
  • constantly contaminated population;
  • life-long environmental contamination;
  • multhit–multistage model family;
  • national and world leadership;
  • environmental programs and policies;
  • sewage-treatment plants;
  • security programs and contingency plans


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mathematical Models for Risk Extrapolation

  • Regulations Regarding Chemicals and Radionuclides in the Environment, Workplace, Consumer Products, Foods, and Pharmaceuticals

  • References

  • Further Reading

  • For Further Reading