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Title: Integrated risk analysis for acute and chronic exposure to toxic chemicals
Authors: Gurjar, Bhola Ram
Mohan M.
Published in: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Abstract: The traditional practice to assess and evaluate different types of risk in isolation to each other are liable to give erroneous results. Integrated risk assessment is an answer to overcome this problem. This paper presents the cumulative or integrated assessment of acute risk posed by accidental release of hazardous chemical (e.g. chlorine) and chronic risk induced by toxic chemicals (e.g. cadmium, chromium and nickel) present in the ambient environment. The present study has been carried out in a most simplified way to demonstrate and appreciate the broader context of integrated risk analysis (IRA). It has been observed that the inclusion of background risk factors (BRF) in individual risk factors (IRF) related to an industry may significantly alter the siting and planning strategies of that industry. ¬© 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Citation: Journal of Hazardous Materials(2003), 103(43832): 25-40
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Acute risk
Chronic risk
Heavy metals
Integrated risk analysis
Toxic chemicals
ISSN: 3043894
Author Scopus IDs: 8665885900
Author Affiliations: Gurjar, B.R., Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, P.O. Box 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany
Mohan, M., Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India
Corresponding Author: Mohan, M.; Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India; email:
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