WIT Press


Technical Public Representation For Health Risk Assessments In A Highly Urbanized Region

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR010231

Volume

5

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,262 kb

Author(s)

F. Falcone and M. Dolen

Abstract

Technical public representation for health risk assessments in a highly urbanized region F. Falcone*, M. Dolen^ * Institute for Environmental Engineering Research, Villanova University; USA * College of Nursing, Villanova University; USA Abstract A successful Health Risk Assessment (HRA) associated with substantial subsurface hydrocarbon contamination in a densely populated & industrialized region of a major city requires focused and continuous interaction with numerous segments of the affected population. Without such interaction, vocal established public organizations can stall progress and impede new and/or emerging development because of a lack of clear understanding. To provide such understanding and to help insure project success as measured through continual progress, a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) must be established to represent the public in technical aspects of the HRA process. It must also be responsible for providing tailored educational services to a wi

Keywords