11th lecture Risk - Radiological Risk Assessment Come,...

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1 Radiological Risk Assessment “Come, come!” I cried, dragging my uncle along; for the first time, he made no resistance to my wishes.” —Henry Lawson in “Journey to the Center of the Earth” by Jules Verne. What questions to ask? Risk Assessment Evaluating benefits versus risks Is a smoke detector worth its radiation risks from 241 Am? No answer to the question: What is a safe level of radiation exposure? (What is a safe driving speed?)
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2 Risks Appropriate question to ask is: What is the risk associated with a given exposure? (What is the risk of injury for this situation and speed?)
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3 Risk assessment Human health risk assessment is the characterization of the potential adverse health effects of human exposures to environmental hazards. Risk assessments can be either quantitative or qualitative in nature. The elements of a human health risk assessment consist of planning and scoping, acute hazards, evaluating toxicity, assessing exposures and characterizing risks. Exposure Assessment
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