Risk assessment is the practice of integrating information on the hazards of a substance with the exposure resulting from its use. The hazard information is derived from assessing the intrinsic properties of a substance, whereas exposure is estimated based on tonnages and conditions of its use and release.
The result of this assessment is a risk characterisation ratio (RCR), which provides an indication of whether the risk that a substance poses is acceptable or not. A risk assessment is required for various reasons, such as to comply with legislations, and different methodologies are used depending on the purpose.
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