Designed as a source of information for those involved in the emerging and increasingly important topic of risk harmonization, irrespective of their background, this text focuses on the environment as a source of risk to humans. Contributing authors from U.S. federal and state agencies, Health Canada, WHO, and other stakeholders present a definitive and balanced account of the key issues under consideration. This book includes case studies and examples with direct parallels to the situation in Europe and the rest of the world. Comprehensive appendices cover existing and proposed risk assessment and risk management guidelines, in addition to reports illustrating important harmonization issues.
The substance of this book resulted from the Harmonization of State/Federal Approaches to Environmental Risk meeting held in May 1996.