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1. Risk
This term must not be confused with the term "hazard". It is most correctly applied to the predicted or actual frequency of occurrence of an adverse effect of a chemical or other hazard.

2. Risk assessment
Risk assessment is the identification and quantification of the risk resulting from a specific use or occurrence of a chemical, taking into account the possible harmful effects on individual people or society of using the chemical in the amount and manner proposed and all the possible routes of exposure. Quantification ideally requires the establishment of dose-effect and dose-response relationships in likely target individuals and populations. Compare risk evaluation .

3. Risk evaluation
Risk evaluation involves the establishment of a qualitative or quantitative relationship between risks and benefits, involving the complex process of determining the significance of the identified hazards and estimated risks to those organisms or people concerned with or affected by them.

4. Risk factor
Anything that raises the chance that a person will get a disease.

5. Risk management
Risk management is the decision-making process involving considerations of political, social, economic and engineering factors with relevant risk assessments relating to a potential hazard so as to develop, analyse and compare regulatory options and to select the optimal regulatory response for safety from that hazard. Essentially risk management is the combination of three steps: risk evaluation , emission and exposure control, and risk monitoring.

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