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Title: Integrated risk analysis for acute and chronic exposure to toxic chemicals
Authors: Gurjar, B R
Mohan, Manju
Keywords: Integrated risk analysis
Acute risk
Chronic risk
Toxic chemicals
Heavy metals
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Journal of Hazardous Materials, 103(1-2), 25-40
Abstract: The traditional practice to assess and evaluate different types of risk in isolation to each other are liable to give erroneous results. Integrated risk assessment is an answer to overcome this problem. This paper presents the cumulative or integrated assessment of acute risk posed by accidental release of hazardous chemical (e.g. chlorine) and chronic risk induced by toxic chemicals (e.g. cadmium, chromium and nickel) present in the ambient environment. The present study has been carried out in a most simplified way to demonstrate and appreciate the broader context of integrated risk analysis (IRA). It has been observed that the inclusion of background risk factors (BRF) in individual risk factors (IRF) related to an industry may significantly alter the siting and planning strategies of that industry.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/1652
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