Accession Number : ADP008706

Title :   Principles of Chemical Risk Assessment: The ATSDR Perspective,

Corporate Author : AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Barry L.

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Hazardous wastes released into the general environment are of concern to the public and to public health authorities. In response to this concern, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (commonly called Superfund), was enacted in 1980 to provide a framework for environmental, public health, and legal actions concerning uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) was created by Superfund to address the public health issues of hazardous wastes in the community environment

Descriptors :   *RISK, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *CHEMICALS, *PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, FEDERAL LAW, TOXICOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Administration and Management
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE