The Use of Risk Assessment in Developing Health-Based Regulations

    Published: Jan 1984

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    The six major steps in risk assessment are defined. Difficulties arising in each of the steps are discussed. The use of risk assessment by Federal regulatory agencies is briefly surveyed, and some recent legislation mandating risk assessment is listed.


    risk assessment, dose-response curves, extrapolation, epidemiological studies, animal toxicological studies, human laboratory studies, health-based regulations

    Author Information:

    Roth, HD
    President, Roth Associates, Inc., Rockville, Md.

    Wyzga, RE
    Technical manager of Environmental Risk Analyses, Energy Analyses and Environmental Division, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif

    Hammerstrom, T
    Senior statistician, Roth Associates, Inc., Rockville, Md.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.90

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30258S

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