Environmental Economics

A Monte-Carlo Approach to Including Uncertainty in Regulatory Risk Analysis: Reanalysis of DBCP Cancer Risk for Fresno County, California

Reviews the current approach to regulatory environmental health risk analysis, focusing on the context of pesticides. Offers a fundamental criticism of this approach, proposes an alternative general approach based on Monte-Carlo simulation, and provides an example of its application in the area of cancer risk analysis for a pesticide groundwater contaminant.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    b. Water
    d. Chemicals
    b. Water - Groundwater
    d. Chemicals - Pesticides
    Authors:
    Bogen, Kenneth T.
    Spear, Robert C.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    California, Fresno County (CA)
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0134
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    California at Berkeley, University of, School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences ProgramAddress:
    City: Berkeley State: CA ZIP:
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  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    06/22/1984
    Number of Pages:
    24
    Comment:
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