ETX 135 Quiz 1 2010_ANSWER KEY

ETX 135 Quiz 1 2010_ANSWER KEY - E TX 135 Quiz 1 2010...

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ETX 135 Quiz 1 2010 ANSWER KEY Question 1: Define risk assessment of toxicants and state briefly why we conduct risk assessments/ who uses them. (3 points) Defintion: Risk assessment of toxicants is the characterization of the potential adverse health effects of human exposure to environmental chemicals. Alternative: Risk assessment of toxicants is a characterization of hazrd from exposre to chemicals involving understanding of toxicity of the chemical(s), exposure, and characteristics of the exposed populations. Why: To assist society /decision makers to weigh possible harms with possible benefits To determine possible harms from exposure Who uses: For risk managers to use in making risk management decisions to control exposures Risk managers are typically in regulatory agencies, but also in business. Question 2 (12 points): Name the 4 basic elements of risk assessment and describe in one sentence the objective of each step. Hazard Identification: The process of determining what adverse effects are caused by
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