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The consequences of events considered by risk analysis may depend dramatically on the societal aspects of the total environment in which the events occur. The concept of vulnerability is introduced to index the effects of different milieu. The construction of indicators for the vulnerability of society and target groups to chemical hazards is examined, together with criteria for evaluation of the quality of such indicators.

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Authors: HAASTRUP P, JRC Ispra (IT);RAVETZ J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Risk, Risk Management and Risk Communication : An Integrated Perspective, Gorizia (IT), December 2, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38894 ORA
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