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National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

Overview
Works: 178 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 100,977 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Originator, Other, Author
Classifications: RA648, 358.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
Chemical and biological terrorism : research and development to improve civilian medical response by National Research Council : Commission on Life Sciences( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Academy Press, based in Washington, D.C., present the full text of the book entitled "Chemical and Biological Terrorism: Research and Development to Improve Civilian Medical Response." The book was compiled by the Committee on Research and Development Needs for Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical and Biological Terrorism Incidents of the Institute of Medicine and published in 1999. The committee highlights the areas of pre-incident intelligence, detection and identification of chemical and biological agents, protective clothing and equipment, and others that need to be examined to negate possible future chemical and bioterrorist attacks
Science and decisions : advancing risk assessment by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk assessment has become a dominant public policy tool for making choices, based on limited resources, to protect public health and the environment. It has been instrumental to the mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as other federal agencies in evaluating public health concerns, informing regulatory and technological decisions, prioritizing research needs and funding, and in developing approaches for cost-benefit analysis. However, risk assessment is at a crossroads. Despite advances in the field, risk assessment faces a number of significant challenges including lengthy delays in making complex decisions; lack of data leading to significant uncertainty in risk assessments; and many chemicals in the marketplace that have not been evaluated and emerging agents requiring assessment. Science and Decisions makes practical scientific and technical recommendations to address these challenges. This book is a complement to the widely used 1983 National Academies book, Risk Assessment in he Federal Government (also known as the Red Book). The earlier book established a framework for the concepts and conduct of risk assessment that has been adopted by numerous expert committees, regulatory agencies, and public health institutions. The new book embeds these concepts within a broader framework for risk-based decision-making. Together, these are essential references for those working in the regulatory and public health fields
Science and the national parks by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing health effects of beryllium exposure by Committee on Beryllium Alloy Exposures( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beryllium is a lightweight metal that is used for its exceptional strength and high heat-absorbing capability. Beryllium and its alloys can be found in many important technologies in the defense and aeronautics industries, such as nuclear devices, satellite systems, radar systems, and aircraft bushings and bearings. Pulmonary disease associated with exposure to beryllium has been recognized and studied since the early 1940s, and an occupational guideline for limiting exposure to beryllium has been in place since 1949. Over the last few decades, much has been learned about chronic beryllium disease and factors that contribute to its occurrence in exposed people. Despite reduced workplace exposure, chronic beryllium disease continues to occur. Those developments have led to debates about the adequacy of the long-standing occupational exposure limit for protecting worker health. This book, requested by the U.S. Air Force to help to determine the steps necessary to protect its workforce from the effects of beryllium used in military aerospace applications, reviews the scientific literature on beryllium and outlines an exposure and disease management program for its protecting workers
Health effects of ingested fluoride by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reviews the effects on health of fluoride ingested from various sources. Those health effects reviewed include dental fluorosis; bone fracture; effects on renal, reproductive, and gastrointestinal systems; and genotoxicity and carcinogenicity. The book also reviews the Environmental Protection Agency's current drinking-water standard for fluoride and considers future research needs
Measuring lead exposure in infants, children, and other sensitive populations by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haze in the Grand Canyon : an evaluation of the winter haze intensive tracer experiment by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health risks from dioxin and related compounds : evaluation of the EPA reassessment by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented a comprehensive review of the scientific literature in its 2003 draft reassessment of the risks of dioxin, the agency did not sufficiently quantify the uncertainties and variabilities associated with the risks, nor did it adequately justify the assumptions used to estimate them, according to this new report from the National Academies'National Research Council. The committee that wrote the report recommended that EPA re-estimate the risks using several different assumptions and better communicate the uncertainties in those estimates. The agency also should explain more clearly how it selects both the data upon which the reassessment is based and the methods used to analyze them
Biologic markers in urinary toxicology by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental information for outer continental shelf oil and gas decisions in Alaska( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reviews the adequacy of information available for predicting and managing the environmental and human effects of oil and gas activities on Alaska's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It examines how the Alaskan OCS and adjacent onshore natural and human environments differ from those in more temperate waters and to what degree the information characterizes those differences. (It also recommends alternatives to further studies in some cases where more information would be helpful for decisionmaking.)
Progress toward restoring the Everglades : the first biennial review, 2006 by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the progress of environmental restoration projects in the Florida Everglades remains slow overall, there have been improvements in the pace of restoration and in the relationship between the federal and state partners during the last two years. However, the importance of several challenges related to water quantity and quality have become clear, highlighting the difficulty in achieving restoration goals for all ecosystem components in all portions of the Everglades. Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades explores these challenges. The book stresses that rigorous scientific analyses of the tradeoffs between water quality and quantity and between the hydrologic requirements of Everglades features and species are needed to inform future prioritization and funding decisions."--Publisher's description
Brucellosis in the greater Yellowstone area by Norman F Cheville( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superfund and mining megasites : lessons from the Coeur D'Alene River basin by Committee on Superfund Site Assessment and Remediation in the Coeur d' Alene River Basin( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 100 years, the Coeur d Alene River Basin has been known as "The Silver Valley" for being one of the most productive silver, lead, and zinc mining areas in the United States. Over time, high levels of metals (including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and zinc) were discovered in the local environment and elevated blood lead levels were found in children in communities near the metal-refining and smelter complex. In 1983, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed a 21-square mile mining area in northern Idaho as a Superfund site. EPA extended those boundaries in 1998 to include areas throughout the 1500-square mile area Coeur d'Alene River Basin project area. Under Superfund, EPA has developed a plan to clean up the contaminated area that will cost an estimated $359 million over 3 decades -- and this effort is only the first step in the cleanup process. Superfund and Mining Megasites: Lessons from Coeur d'Alene River Basin evaluates the issues and concerns that have been raised regarding EPA s decisions about cleaning up the area. The scientific and technical practices used by EPA to make decisions about human health risks at the Coeur d'Alene River Basin Superfund site are generally sound; however, there are substantial concerns regarding environmental protection decisions, particularly dealing with the effectiveness of long-term plans
State and federal standards for mobile source emissions by Committee on State Practices in Setting Mobile Source Emissions Standards( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emissions from mobile sources contribute significantly to air pollution in the United States. Such sources include cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks; diesel-powered cranes, bulldozers, and tractors; and equipment such as lawnmowers that run on small gasoline engines. The role of state versus federal government in establishing mobile-source emissions standards is an important environmental management issue. With this in mind, Congress called on EPA to arrange an independent study of the practices and procedures by which California develops separate emissions standards from the federal government and other states choose to adopt the California standards. The report provides an assessment of the scientific and technical procedures used by states to develop or adopt different emissions standards and a comparison of those policies and practices with those used by EPA. It also considers the impacts of state emissions standards on various factors including compliance costs and emissions. The report concludes that, despite the substantial progress in reducing emissions from mobile sources nationwide, more needs to be done to attain federal air-quality standards in many parts of the country. Additionally, California should continue its pioneering role in setting emissions standards for cars, trucks, and off-road equipment
Multiple chemical sensitivities : addendum to Biologic markers in immunotoxicology by National Research Council Staff( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Strategies to protect the health of deployed U.S. forces : assessing health risks to deployed U.S. forces : workshop proceedings( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies to protect the health of deployed U.S. forces : analytical framework for assessing risks by Lorenz Rhomberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this paper is to recommend to the Department of Defense (DoD) a preventive research strategy for deployed U.S. forces to prevent future illness from toxicological interactions from potentially harmful agents. By doing so, it is implicit that potential health risks exist in deployments because of possible exposures to multiple chemicals, drugs, and biologics under stressful environmental and occupational conditions similar to those in the Persian Gulf War. This conclusion was reached based on the author's knowledge of toxicological interactions among chemicals and other agents and his assessment of the available literature a variable even though any and all such risk predictions are by definition made in time. From this recognition it was concluded that something that is basically flawed cannot be fixed. Therefore, a new risk assessment paradigm that includes time as a variable of toxicity, is being suggested. it is clear that although dose is a simple function (number of molecules), time is a complex variable, which runs on many different scales, at least three of which are interacting with dose to provide the complexity that seems to have bewildered generations of toxicologists. The three time scales are the toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic half-lives and the frequency of exposure. Thus, there are three liminal conditions
Review of the Department of Defense research program on low-level exposures to chemical warfare agents by Subcommittee on Toxicologic Assessment of Low-Level Exposures to Chemical Warfare Agents( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research related to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) has historically focused on life threatening battlefield effects caused by high level exposures to the agents, not effects associated with exposures to low concentrations of them. In this report, low level concentrations refers to exposures that may not have any immediate observed health effects, but may produce delayed health effects months or years later. Recently, there has been increased concern about the potential health effects of exposures to CWAs at low concentrations. This report reviews the Department of Defense & rsquo;s (DOD) Research Plan for obtaining toxicologic and other relevant data to assess risk to military personnel. The CWAs of concern include the following nerve and vesicant agents: tabun, sarin, soman, cyclosarin, VX, and sulfur mustard. The report discusses the health effects of exposure to low levels of these agents and provides guidance to DOD on appropriate risk assessment methods for assessing toxicologic risk to military personnel from low-level exposures to CWAs. The report concludes that DOD & rsquo;s Research Plan is well planned and many of the proposed research tasks are likely to provide valuable information to DOD in protecting military personnel
Issues in risk assessment by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Volume 10 by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extremely hazardous substances (EHSs)²can be released accidentally as a result of chemical spills, industrial explosions, fires, or accidents involving railroad cars and trucks transporting EHSs. Workers and residents in communities surrounding industrial facilities where EHSs are manufactured, used, or stored and in communities along the nation's railways and highways are potentially at risk of being exposed to airborne EHSs during accidental releases or intentional releases by terrorists. Pursuant to the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified approximately 400 EHSs on the basis of acute lethality data in rodents. As part of its efforts to develop acute exposure guideline levels for EHSs, EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in 1991 requested that the National Research Council (NRC) develop guidelines for establishing such levels. In response to that request, the NRC published Guidelines for Developing Community Emergency Exposure Levels for Hazardous Substances in 1993. Subsequently, Standard Operating Procedures for Developing Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances was published in 2001, providing updated procedures, methodologies, and other guidelines used by the National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances and the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) in developing the AEGL values. In 1998, EPA and DOD requested that the NRC independently review the AEGLs developed by NAC. In response to that request, the NRC organized within its Committee on Toxicology (COT) the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels, which prepared this report. Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals is the tenth volume of the series and documents for N, N-dimethylformamide, jet propellant fuels 5 and 8, methyl ethyl ketone, perchloromethyl mercaptan, phosphorus oxychloride, phosphorus trichloride, and sulfuryl chloride
 
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Chemical and biological terrorism : research and development to improve civilian medical response
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

controlled identityNational Research Council (U.S.). Board on Toxicology and Environmental Health Hazards

B.E.S.T. (Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology)

B.E.S.T. (National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology)

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BEST (Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology)

Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

Commission on geosciences, environment, and resources

Commission on geosciences, environment, and resources Etats-Unis Board on environmental studies and toxicology

Commission on life sciences

Commission on life sciences Etats-Unis Board on environmental studies and toxicology

Commission on physical sciences, mathematics and resources

Commission on physical sciences, mathematics and resources Etats-Unis Board on environmental studies and toxicology

National research council

National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council Commission on Life Sciences Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National research council Etats-Unis Board on toxicology and environmental health hazards

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké) Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Commission on Life Sciences. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Division on Earth and Life Studies. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (U.S.) Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Life Sciences. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies. Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

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English (104)

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Science and decisions : advancing risk assessmentScience and the national parksManaging health effects of beryllium exposureHealth effects of ingested fluorideMeasuring lead exposure in infants, children, and other sensitive populationsHaze in the Grand Canyon : an evaluation of the winter haze intensive tracer experimentHealth risks from dioxin and related compounds : evaluation of the EPA reassessmentBiologic markers in urinary toxicology