19. POPs and Human Health Risk Assessment

  1. Arnold Schecter
  1. David T. Szabo1 and
  2. Anne E. Loccisano2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch19

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

How to Cite

Szabo, D. T. and Loccisano, A. E. (2012) POPs and Human Health Risk Assessment, in Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition (ed A. Schecter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

  2. 2

    The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470605295

Online ISBN: 9781118184141

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Keywords:

  • Stockholm Convention on POPs, health risk information;
  • Stockholm, guidelines, PBT criteria for inclusion as POP;
  • risk characterization and dose–response assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Stockholm Convention on POPs

  • The Risk Assessment Process

  • Emerging POPs on the Stockholm Convention List: Available Risk Information

  • Hexachlorocyclohexanes (α-HCH, β-HCH, and γ-HCH)

  • Chlordecone

  • Hexabromobiphenyl (HBB)

  • Pentachlorobenzene (PECB)

  • Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Salts

  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

  • Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgment

  • References