Principles and Concepts in Risk Assessment
In its application to chemical exposure problems, the risk assessment process is used to compile and organize the scientific information that is necessary to support environmental and public health risk management decisions. The approach is used to help identify potential problems, establish priorities, and provide a basis for regulatory actions. Indeed, it is apparent that the advancement of risk analysis in regulatory decision-making has promoted rational policy deliberations over the past several decades. Yet, as real-world practice indicates, risk analyses have often been as much the source of controversy in regulatory considerations as the facilitator of consensus (ACS and RFF, 1998).
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