International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Chemical Health Effects Assessment Methodology for Airborne Contaminants

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Chemical Health Effects Assessment Methodology (CHEM) is a new procedure for assessing hazardous properties of airborne toxic contaminants. CHEM evaluates substances for four major health effect categories: carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity, and toxic effects other than the first three. Three elements are considered in the assessment: weight of evidence, potency, and severity of effect. This approach produces a profile of toxic properties of chemicals which preserves their unique multidimensional character and highlights data gaps. Copyright © 1987, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Title

Risk Analysis

Publication Date

1-1-1987

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

389

Last Page

402

ISSN

0272-4332

DOI

10.1111/j.1539-6924.1987.tb00474.x

Keywords

airborne contaminants, health risk assessment, scoring system, toxic hazards, Toxicity

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