Intended to complement the “Red Book” on risk assessment in the US, a new NRC report (of some 500 pages) gives practical scientific and technical recommendations on human health risk assessments, including how best to handle situations where a lack of data leads to significant uncertainty in the assessment process.

[Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the US EPA. US National Research Council. Science and decisions: advancing risk assessment. Pre-publication version dated 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-309-12046-3). Visit the National Academies Press at for the various options on viewing or purchasing this publication.] {180382}

The above item was taken from the February 2009 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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