In the last decades, much attention is focussed especially on perfecting the definitions of risk. The scope of the risk assessment covers emissions and consequent environmental impact and human exposures at each stage of the life cycle of a chemical, from production, through processing, formulation and use, to recycling and disposal. Protection goals for the environment include the atmosphere, aquatic organisms, sediment dwelling organisms, soil-dwelling organisms, microorganisms in wastewater treatment plants, and mammals and birds exposed via accumulation up the food chain. In this paper, a short not-too-detailed overview describing principles of the risk assessment process is presented.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fresenius Environmental Bullletin, Volume 11, Number 10a, (October 2002), pp.1-22
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Record Number: 200316046 / Last updated on: 2003-03-13
Original language: en
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