CEE 597 – Risk Analysis and Management
Homework Assignment #9
Environmental Contaminants and Transport
Models of pathways from source to targets
Stevens and Swackhamer; McKone; Marshall
; ATSDR, Examples in handout
Readings for health risk analysis
(priority reading in bold.)
history and background on health risk analysis
- Toxic Chemicals Noncancer Risk Analysis, 1997
Rodricks, Calculated Risks
NRC 1983 -
basic ideas and steps
McClellan A Risk Assessment Primer, updates NRC 1993
Anderson et al. -
basic ideas; dose-response analysis; scaling
Crump, “Methods for Carcinogenic Risk Assessment”
US EPA, What is risk assessment
Lauermann, Combating Cancer
Hattis and Kennedy -
the goal, issues in analysis
Readings p. 156
Calabrese, “Hormesis: Changing view .
Rodricks and Taylor - recent background related to foods
Readings p. 154
- what are the risks?
Readings p. 76
comment - not really?
Readings p. 96
Abelson in Science -
Health risk challenged.
Colborn et al,
Our Stolen Future
Note to Students.
Readings in Risk
and course packet contain many articles on health risk
assessment addressing the history of the field, decision making, analysis framework, methods,
shortcomings, and recommendations for decision making and policy. I recommend all of the articles
listed above. Please scan them all, and be
to read those in
. This is an important issue for
our society and these are well written articles developing significant ideas. Other good articles in
include papers by Ruckelshaus (ex-EPA administrator) and by Wildavsky.
Homework Assignment for Friday, April 11, 2008
1) Please fill out table 6.0 of Chapter 6 of the ATSDR manual for the contamination
problem illustrated in the Marshall article. This may require that you use some
reasonable creativity on your part. (See Table 6.4 on page 6-27.)
In last column, time is past, present or future, or some combination.