This valuable information and data for evaluating health effects from hazardous waste sites stems from the efforts of specialists representing leading research centers, hospitals, universities, government agencies and includes consultants' as well as corporate interpretations.
Table of Contents
SCOPE OF THE HAZARDOUS WASTES PROBLEM. Evaluating Health Effects of Exposure at Hazardous Waste Sites: A Review of the State-of-the-Art with Recommendations for Future Research. Risk Perception in Waste Disposal: A Historical Review. ASSESSMENT OF EXPOSURE TO HAZARDOUS WASTES. Recent Trends in Environmental Monitoring Near Hazardous Waste Sites. Assessing Pathways to Human Populations. Biological Methods of Defining Human Exposures. DETERMINING HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS. Health Risks. Exception and Limitation of Human Studies and Risk Assessment. DEFINING HEALTH RISKS AT WASTE SITES. Engineering Perspectives from an Industrial Viewpoint. Lessons from Love Canal: The Role of the Public and the Use of Birth Weight, Growth, and Indigenous Wildlife to Evaluate Health Risk. Integration of Government Resources in Assessment of Hazards. CASE STUDIES. Assessment of Health Risks at Love Canal. Adverse Health Effects at a Hazardous Waste Disposal Site. Problems in Determining Health Effects of a Community Exposed to Toxic Wastes. 290 pp., 1987, ISBN 0-87371-046-0.