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INTRODUCTION
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We often perform toxicological research to better understand the mechanism and associated health risk following exposure to hazardous agents. Risk assessment is a systematic scienti c characterization of potential adverse health effects following exposure to these hazardous agents. Risk assessment activities are designed to identify, describe, and measure qualities and quantities from these toxicological studies, which are often conducted with homogeneous animal models at doses and exposure duration not encountered in a more heterogeneous human population. Herein lie the challenge of risk assessment. The use of default assumptions because of some level of uncertainty in our extrapolations across species, doses, routes, and interindividual variability, the risk assessment process is often perceived as lacking scienti c rigor. This chapter will cover traditional practices as well as new and novel approaches that utilize more of the available scienti c data to identify and reduce uncertainty in the process. The advent of powerful computers and sophisticated software programs has allowed the development of quantitative models that better describe the dose-response relationship, re ne biologically relevant dose estimates in the risk assessment process, and encourage departure from traditional default approaches (Conolly et al., 1999). Although the focus of this chapter is on current and novel risk assessment methods that are scienti cally based, it is critical that the reader be aware of the differences between risk assessment and risk management, which are summarized in Table 24.1. Results from the risk assessment are used to inform risk management. The risk manager uses the risk information in conjunction with factors such as the social importance of the risk, the social acceptability of the risk, the economic impacts of risk reduction, engineering, and legislative mandates when deciding on and implementing risk management approaches. The risk assessment may be perceived as the source of a risk management decision, when in fact, social concerns, international issues, trade, public perception, or other non-risk considerations may be taken into consideration. Finally there is one activity known as risk communication that involves making the risk assessment and risk
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A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, Third Edition, edited by Ernest Hodgson ISBN 0-471-26508-X Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Table 24.1 Comparison of Risk Assessment and Risk Management Activities Risk Assessment Nature of effects Potency of agent Exposure Population at risk Average risk High-end risk Sensitive groups Uncertainties of science Uncertainties of analysis Identify Describe Measure Risk Management Social importance of risk Acceptable risk Reduce/not reduce risk Stringency of reduction Economics Priority of concern Legislative mandates Legal issues Risk perception Evaluate Decide Implement
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management information comprehensible to lawyers, politicians, judges, business and labor, environmentalists, and community groups.
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RISK ASSESSMENT METHODS
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According to the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science, risk assessment consists of four broad but interrelated components: hazard identi cation, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization, as depicted in Figure 24.1. The reader should, however, be aware that these risk assessment activities can provide research needs that improve the accuracy of estimating the risk or probability of an adverse outcome.
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24.2.1 Hazard Identi cation
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In this rst component of risk assessment, the question of causality in a qualitative sense in addressed; that is, the degree to which evidence suggests that an agent elicits
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Dose-response Assessment Hazard Identification Exposure Assessment
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Figure 24.1 Risk assessment paradigm as per NAS and US EPA.
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a given effect in an exposed population. Among many factors the quality of the studies and the severity of the health effects should be evaluated at this stage. The following are evaluated: (1) validity of the toxicity data, (2) weight-of-evidence summary of the relationship between the substance and toxic effects, and (3) estimates of the generalizability of data to exposed populations. Where there are limited in vivo toxicity data, structural activity relationships (SARs) and short-term assays may be indicative of a chemical hazard. Key molecular structures such as n-nitroso or aromatic amine groups and azo dye structures can be used for prioritizing chemical agents for further testing. SARs are useful in assessing relative toxicity of chemically related compounds, but there are several limitations. For example, toxicity equivalent factors (TEFs) based on induction of Ah receptor by dioxins demonstrated that SARs may not always be predictive. In vitro short-term inexpensive test such as bacterial mutation assays can help identify carcinogens, and there are other short-term tests that can help identify chemicals that potentially can be associated with neurotoxicity, developmental effects, or immunotoxicity. Many of these in vitro studies can provide some insight into mechanism(s) of action, but there may be some false positives and false negatives. Animal studies are usually route-speci c and relevant to human exposure, and animal testing usually involves two species, both sexes, 50 animals/dose group, and near-lifetime exposures. Doses are usually 90, 50, and 10 to 25% of the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). In carcinogenicity studies, the aim is to observe signi cant increases in number of tumors, induction of rare tumors, and earlier induction of observed tumors. However, rodent bioassays may not be predictive of human carcinogenicity because of mechanistic differences For example, renal tumors in male rats is associated with 2 -globulin-chemical binding and accumulation leading to neoplasia; however, 2 -globulin is not found in humans, mice, or monkeys. There are differences in susceptibility to a atoxin-induced tumors between rats and mice that can be explained by genetic differences in expression of cytochrome P450 and GST isoenzymes. Whereas humans may be as sensitive as rats to AFB1 -induced liver tumors, mice may not be predictive of AFB1 -induced tumors in humans. Epidemiological data from human epidemiological studies are the most convincing of an association between chemical exposure and disease, and therefore can very useful for hazard identi cation. Exposures are not often well de ned and retrospective, and confounding factors such as genetic variations in a population and human lifestyle differences (e.g., smoking) present a further challenge. The three major types of epidemiological studies available are (1) cross-sectional studies, which involve sampling without regard to exposure or disease status, and these studies identify risk factors (exposure) and disease but not useful for establishing cause-effect relationships; (2) cohort studies, which involve sampling on the basis of exposure status, and they target individuals exposed and unexposed to chemical agent and monitored for development of disease, and these are prospective studies; (3) case-control studies, which involve sampling on the basis of disease status. These are retrospective studies, where diseased individuals are matched with disease-free individuals.
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