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Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes by David R. Shonnard, David T. Allen

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Chapter 6Evaluating Exposures

byFred Arnold

6.1 Introduction

The human health risk associated with a chemical is dependent on the rate at which the chemical is released, the fate of the chemical in the environment, human exposure to the chemical, and human health response resulting from exposure to the chemical. In simpler terms, as described in Chapter 2, risk is a function of hazard (or toxicity) and exposure. Chapter 5 discusses methods of predicting physical-chemical properties from chemical structure to infer the fate of a chemical in the environment. Chapter 7 discusses green chemistry techniques to select chemicals that are less toxic. Chapters 5 and 7 are useful in designing chemical structures with low hazard, one of the two components ...

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