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1 Risk Assessment and Management Lecture 1: Introduction Analyzing the Daily Risks of Life During a day, risks taken by Dr. Richard Wilson: square6 When he wakes up and switches the light on, he is faced with the small risk of electrocution . Every year 500 people are electrocuted in US. square6 While taking a shower, he is subjected to the chemicals in the soap. Cancer risk !
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2 Analyzing the Daily Risks of Life square6 His clothes are cleaned with the best bleaching detergent. Most bleaching agents contain a chemical that fluoresces slightly in the sunlight to enhance the whiteness. Cancer risk ! square6 As he walkes down the stairs for breakfast, he is faced with the risk of falling down. Falls kill 16000 people per year in US – mostly in domestic accidents Analyzing the Daily Risks of Life square6 He drinks coffee or tea in the breakfast. Both contain caffeine which may be carcinogenic. If he uses sugar, he may put on weight that may lead to heart attact . If instead he uses saccharin, he might be faced with cancer . square6 After breakfast, he makes a sandwich for lunch. He prefers meat in his sandwich. A meat heavy diet may contibute to cancer of the colon .
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3 Analyzing the Daily Risks of Life square6 He lives 7 miles from work and can commute by car, by bicycle or by bus. square6 To travel by bicycle would keep his weight down, and bicycle riding does not cause pollution but he
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