Regulating chemicals--from risks to riskiness.

  title={Regulating chemicals--from risks to riskiness.},
  author={Anne Chapman},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={26 3},
  • Anne Chapman
  • Published 2006 in
    Risk analysis : an official publication of the…
Under current European Union legislation, action to restrict the production and use of a chemical is only justified if there is evidence that the chemical poses a risk to human health or the environment. Risk is understood as being a matter of the magnitude and probability of specifiable harms. An examination of how risks from chemicals are assessed shows the process to be fraught with uncertainty, with the result that evidence that commands agreement as to whether a chemical poses a risk or… CONTINUE READING

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