Criteria for conducting quantitative risk assessments for silica

David F. Goldsmith, Irva Hertz-Picciotto

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Should quantitative risk assessment using epidemiologic data be performed for a substance such as silica dust? The criteria for conducting this step have been described by Hertz-Picciotto (1995) for individual epidemiology studies, and this paper applies the criteria to a body of cancer epidemiology research, indicating what the evidence is lacking. Discussion focuses on the cancer risk assessment calculations currently in the literature, the need for more research, and the relevance to decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-375
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Comparative extrapolations
  • Risk assessment criteria
  • Silica dust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pollution
  • Toxicology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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