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Challenges for risk assessors.

Authors
Schulte-P
Source
Hum Ecol Risk Assess 2003 Feb; 9(1):439-445
NIOSHTIC No.
20023242
Abstract
At the early part of the 21st century, occupational safety and health risk assessors face a variety of challenges. In addition to technical issues, the challenges for risk assessors include: assessment of risks of mixtures/and synergistic effects; incorporation of biological information into risk assessments; development of different ways of presenting risk information to better inform policy makers and the public; better expressions of uncertainty and assumptions; and harmonization of assessments across agencies and countries. All of these challenges will occur against a background of unfolding understanding of human and other genomes. Risk assessors will be motivated and pressured to use genomic and related technologies, but ethical, social, and technical issues need to be addressed before widespread use.
Keywords
Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Genetic-factors; Mathematical-models; Sociological-factors; Standards; Statistical-analysis; Synergism; Occupational-health
CODEN
HERAFR
Publication Date
20030215
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1080-7039
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
State
OH
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