Lecture1 - Risk Assessment and Management Lecture 1 Introduction Analyzing the Daily Risks of Life During a day risks taken by Dr Richard Wilson

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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: s 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. s 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 s 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 ! s 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 s 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 . s 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 s He lives 7 miles from work and can commute by car, by bicycle or by bus. s To travel by bicycle would keep his weight down, and bicycle riding does not cause pollution but he is subjected to a higher risk of an accident this way (probably a fatal one!) s
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor Fernando during the Spring '10 term at Middle East Technical University.

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Lecture1 - Risk Assessment and Management Lecture 1 Introduction Analyzing the Daily Risks of Life During a day risks taken by Dr Richard Wilson

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