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April 5 - Risk assessment and improved decision-making: promoting sustainability and improving health outcomes

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April 5 - Risk assessment and improved decision-making: promoting sustainability and improving health outcomes Restricted

Moderated by HHGEC
Lecturer: Akashah

**News analysis due**

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore the questions that risk assessment seeks to address and the information upon which it relies.
2. Identify the key elements of risk assessment (hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response assessment, risk characterization).
3. Determine the attributes of a good risk assessment
4. Differentiate risk assessment and risk management.

Readings
1. Masters GM. 1998. Risk Assessment. Chapter 4 in Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science. 2nd Ed. Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Sections 4.1-4.4, 4.8
2. CDC. 2009. National report on human exposures to environmental chemicals – pp. 1-10, peruse rest.
3. US Environmental Protection Agency Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). 1993. Reference Dose (RfD): Description and Use in Health Risk Assessments. 15 March 1993.
4. Risk Assessment in the Federal Government: Managing the Process (Free Executive Summary). 1983.
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