an estimate of the likelihood of averse effects that may result from exposure to certain health hazards, esp. pollutants in the environment
The rules of risk assessment are being re-written right before our eyes.
Another basic factor in risk assessment, explains Ropeik, is that “the more control we feel we have, the less at risk we feel.”
But questions persist about whether money was handed out elsewhere with any regard for risk assessment or need.
This risk assessment is very important when it comes to deciding whether to place someone on lifelong aspirin therapy.