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Citizens, experts differ... what is "acceptable" risk?
Calif Agric 1994 Jan-Feb; 48(1):5-6
The safety of our food supply leaves no one uninterested. Recent examples of public crises range from the deadly episode involving E. coli 0157:H7-contaminated hamburger to the intentional, but apparently non-injurious, placement of hypodermic needles in soft drink cans. While involving different degrees of public risk, both provoked major concern.
Agriculture; Food; Food-contaminants; Food-handlers; Contaminated-food; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Health-standards; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Public-health; Environmental-health; Environmental-health-monitoring; Environmental-protection
J. M. Meyers, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720
Issue of Publication
University of California - Davis
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division