Risk assessment

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Risk assessment is a systematic process for describing and quantifying the risks associated with processes, projects, policies, actions or events. In the context of environmental public health risks, risk assessment is the process of quantifying the probability of a harmful effect to individuals or the frequency of a harmful event to the population caused by exposure to one or several agents, which is again caused by projects, processes a.s.o. (causal chain). Risk assessment includes an uncertainty estimate.[1]<section end=glossary />

See also


  1. Covello, V.T. and Merkhofer, M.W. 1993. Risk assessment methods, Approaches for assessing health and environmental risks. Plenum Press, New York and London, p. 3.