Title: Risk analysis, a tool for decision-making

Authors: D. Van Den Brand

Addresses: Dept. of External Safety, Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Special Planning and-Housing, SVS/655, PO Box 30945, 2500 6X, The Hague, The Netherlands

Abstract: Risk analysis is an instrument for the decision-making process. Three possible applications are described: methods used for a (first) |quick and dirty| analysis; the question of unacceptable risks; and aspects related to decision-making under risk and uncertainty. These applications have advantages and disadvantages, and sometimes their own specific pitfalls.

Keywords: environmental risk assessment; risk analysis; risk criteria; decision making; uncertainty; unacceptable risks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1996.028281

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1996 Vol.6 No.4/5/6, pp.388 - 397

Published online: 16 Sep 2009 *

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