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The methodology of quantitative risk assessment studies

Once an external factor has been deemed likely to influence human health and a dose response function is available, an assessment of its health impact or that of policies aimed at influencing this and possibly other factors in a specific population can be obtained through a quantitative risk assessment, or health impact assessment study. 

Authors: Maxime Rigaud, Jurgen Buekers, Jos Bessems, Xavier Basagaña, Sandrine Mathy, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen & Rémy Slama
Content type: Review
Published on: 27 January 2024

The CHANGE (Climate Health ANalysis Grading Evaluation) tool for weight of evidence reviews on climate change and health research

Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest threats to human health. Despite this claim, there are no standardized tools that assess the rigor of published literature for use in weight of evidence reviews.

Authors: Nadav L. Sprague, Stephen P. Uong, Hannah Zonnevylle, Trinish Chatterjee, Diana Hernández, Andrew G. Rundle & Christine C. Ekenga
Content type: Methodology
Published on: 19 January 2024

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  1. Authors: María Cristo Rodríguez-Pérez, Manuel Enrique Fuentes Ferrer, Luis D. Boada, Ana Delia Afonso Pérez, María Carmen Daranas Aguilar, Jose Francisco Ferraz Jerónimo, Ignacio García Talavera, Luis Vizcaíno Gangotena, Arturo Hardisson de la Torre, Katherine Simbaña-Rivera and Antonio Cabrera de León


Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ruth Etzel, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, USA

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