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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA.

Science and decisions : advancing risk assessment / Committee on Improving Risk Analysis

Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN-13: 978-0-309-12046-3 (pbk.)

ISBN-10: 0-309-12046-2 (pbk.)

ISBN-13: 978-0-309-12047-0 (pdf)

ISBN-10: 0-309-12047-0 (pdf)

1. Environmental risk assessment—United States. 2. Technology—Risk assessment—United States. 3. Health risk assessment—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. II. National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies. III. Title.

GE150.N37 2009

361.1—dc22

2008055771

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