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The Continuum of Health Risk Assessments

This book presents a collection of health risk assessments for known and emerging hazards that span a continuum. Case studies for existing health risks include psychoactive drug usage in delivery truck drivers and using look-back risk assessment for accidental syringe re-use in healthcare settings. Case studies for emerging risks include precautionary actions to safeguard blood supplies; nanoparticle deposition in the lung; and the epistemic issues surrounding genetically modified organism risk assessments. The final section of the book deals with advancing health risk assessment analyses through a post-genomics lens and provides case studies on personalized genomics, new data analyses and improving in silico models for risk assessment. These case studies provide much insight into the ongoing evolution of health risk assessments.

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The Continuum of Health Risk AssessmentsEdited by Michael G. Tyshenko

Published: May 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2689

ISBN: 980-953-307-582-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7300-7

Copyright year: 2012

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17159 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Risk of Blood-Borne Viral Infection due to Syringe Re-Use

By Tamer Oraby, Susie Elsaadany, Robert Gervais, Mustafa Al-Zoughool, Michael G. Tyshenko, Lynn Johnston, Mel Krajden, Dick Zoutman, Jun Wu and Daniel Krewski


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2. Professional Drivers and Psychoactive Substances Consumption: First Results from Medical Surveillance at the Workplace in Italy

By Gian Luca Rosso, Mauro Feola, Maria Paola Rubinetto, Nicola Petti and Lorenzo Rubinetto


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3. Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus as a Case Study: Using a Precautionary Risk Management Approach for Emerging Blood-Borne Pathogens in Canada

By Michael G. Tyshenko, Susie ElSaadany, Tamer Oraby, Marian Laderoute, Jun Wu, Willy Aspinall, Daniel Krewski and Peter R. Ganz


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4. Ultrafine and Fine Aerosol Deposition in the Nasal Airways of a 9-Month-Old Girl, a 5-Year-Old Boy and a 53-Year-Old Male

By Jinxiang Xi, JongWon Kim and Xiuhua A. Si


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5. Safety, Security and Quality: Lessons from GMO Risk Assessments

By Alice Benessia and Giuseppe Barbiero


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6. Breast Cancer Prognostication and Risk Prediction in the Post-Genomic Era

By Xi Zhao, Ole Christian Lingjærde and Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale


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7. Physics of Open Systems: A New Approach to Use Genomics Data in Risk Assessment

By Viacheslav Ageev, Boric Fomin, Oleg Fomin, Tamara Kachanova, Chao Chen, Maria Spassova and Leonid Kopylev


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8. New Models for the In Vitro Study of Liver Toxicity: 3D Culture Systems and the Role of Bioreactors

By Giovanna Mazzoleni and Nathalie Steimberg


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