Health and Environmental Risk Assessment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080315782, 9781483286310

Health and Environmental Risk Assessment

1st Edition

Editors: P. F. Ricci M. D. Rowe
eBook ISBN: 9781483286310
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st September 1985
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Description

Process and input-output analysis have emerged as the two principal methods of analyzing health risks of energy technologies. This book describes applications and differences between these two methods with discussions of sources or error and uncertainty, data limitations and some solutions to common problems. Its goals are to provide understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and to provide a basis for standardizing risk assessment for energy policy analysis. Sections of the book describe risk analysis and develop issues common to both the process and input-output methods, describe data bases and their limitations, discuss use of environmental models for generating environmental information not available in data bases, describe applications of the methods in case studies, and discuss the state-of-the-art of the two models and opportunities for combining them to take advantage of their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Readership

Of interest to utility companies, and health, environmental and energy policy analysts, practitioners and students in the health and engineering sciences.

Table of Contents

(partial) Introduction, P Ricci. Employment requirements analysis, J Tschetter. Occupational health and safety analysis, N Dossani. Input-output coefficients and projections, C Bowman. Health and environmental impact models, P Ricci. Assessing public health risks of air pollution at the national level, M D Rowe. Health risks of energy production: the process analysis approach, J Fiksel & A Cox. A method for comparing the health effects of electricity generated from uranium and coal fuels, W Rhyne. Use of input-output analysis to project occupational safety and health impacts of electricity generation technologies, M Yokell.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1985
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483286310

About the Editor

P. F. Ricci

M. D. Rowe

Affiliations and Expertise

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA