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Uncertainty in risk assessment: current efforts and future hopes.
Ann NY Acad Sci 1999 Dec; 895(1):367-372
The incorporation of sampling variability in estimates of excess risk has been part of risk assessment practice for decades. Currently, there is a strong desire to incorporate understanding of biological mechanisms into the models used for exposure assessment and exposure-response modeling. In addition, representing population heterogeneity in the assessment of risks and the identification of sensitive subpopulations is of great concern. Finally, the communication of uncertainty and variability remains a challenge to risk assessors. Based upon the presentations of workshop faculty, a summary of current practice when addressing uncertainty together with conjectures concerning future challenges for addressing uncertainty, are presented.
Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Analytical-processes; Analytical-methods; Exposure-assessment
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Education and Information Division, Risk Evaluation Branch, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
Issue of Publication
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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