Quantitative risk assessment: qualms and questions.

  • Myra L. Karstadt
  • Published 1988 in Teratogenesis, carcinogenesis, and mutagenesis


Within the past ten years, quantitative risk assessment has come to play a central role in the federal regulation of carcinogens. Federal agencies use quantitative risk both to set priorities and to establish exposure levels. The use of quantitative risk assessment is mandated by Executive Orders requiring performance of cost-benefit analysis, although… (More)