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Unformatted text preview: 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 1 CEE 597 – Lecture 30 Environmental and Health Risk Analysis 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 2 Don’t Drink the Water? Newsweek February 5, 1990 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 3 The Great Cherry Caper Newsweek February 5, 1990 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 4 Some environmental medicine experts worry that parents using any one of dozens of baby products could be exposing their children to chemicals that could hurt their reproductive ability later on in life. In a new study, University of Washington researchers found evidence of chemicals called phthalates in the urine of 163 infants exposed to a baby product such as shampoo, lotion or powder. The study was released Monday in the journal Pediatrics. However, there still exists little evidence that phthalates -- manmade chemicals that are found in many products from tubing to cosmetics -- cause any harm to humans. Still, the researchers noted that the fact that evidence of the substances were found in the urine of more than 80 percent of the babies in the study suggests more should be done to identify products that contain these chemicals. To read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story? id=4230408&page=1 Potentially Harmful Chemical in Baby Products Phthalates May Be Common in Baby Products; Some Health Experts Worried By DAN CHILDSABC News Medical Unit Feb. 4, 2008 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 5 Environmental Pollution Topics Multimedia (Stevens & Swackhammer; McKone; ASTDR) Accidents Transport Human effects Environmental pathways: air, water, land Exposure: inhalation, ingestion, dermal Air pollution Health impacts and transport models Gaussian dispersion model Plume rise and deposition Health Risk Waster-to-Energy Conversion Facilities Pathways Exposure assumptions Risk Calculations 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 6 Environmental Pollution Topics - 2 Risk Assessment of Pesticide Production Facility Illustration of issues and analysis Many chemicals Use pathway analysis Soil Risk Movement and exposure of different chemicals 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 7 Environmental and Health Risk Analysis Paustenbach Historical Survey Packet Molak Toxic Chemicals Non-cancer risk Packet Anderson-Quantitative RA - Cancer AssessmentPacket Anderson-Applications of Quantitative Risk Packet Analysis for Public Policy by EPA Risk Assessment vs Risk Management Packet NRC 1983 Concepts Four Steps in Risk Assessment Change in following Science and Judgment (NRC,1994) 4 April 2008 Jery Stedinger Lec 30 8 Environmental and Health Risk Analysis - 2 Risk Assessment Guidelines Handout 1990-EPA Risk Assessment in Superfund...
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