Risk assessment

Risk Assessment

(50 points)

Directions: Use the case study to provide answers to the following questions.

Case Study: “Illness Associated with Drift of Chloropicrin Soil Fumigant into a Residential Area—Kern County, California, 2003,” located on p. 154 of the textbook

Issue Identification

What is causing the identified problem?

Why is the problem a problem?

How was the problem initially identified?

What are the public perceptions of the hazard?

Hazard Identification

What types of adverse health effects might be caused by the problem?

How quickly and for what duration might the problem be experienced?

Dose Response Assessment

Evaluate both qualitative and quantitative toxicity information to estimate the incidence of adverse effects occurring in humans at different exposure levels.

Exposure Assessment for the Relevant Population

Determine the frequency, magnitude, extent, duration, and character of exposures to the hazard.

Risk Characterization

Detail the nature and potential incidence of effects for the exposure conditions described in the exposure assessment.

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