Risk assessment : good for health ?
Environmental hygiene. European meeting. Wageningen NLD, 1993/06/09.
Risk assessment is a scientific endeavour on which risk management can be based and policy priorities can be set.
Of prime importance is the choice of risk attributes and the health indicators to focus upon.
Problem ranking and priority setting depend strongly on that choice.
In the current risk policy of The Netherlands'Ministry of the Environment « individual risk » is defined as the probability of dying due to one year's exposure to a certain agent or activity.
If this approach is applied to the indoor environment, strong mitigation measures should be taken concerning NO2, radon and particulate matter to improve the percentage of « healthy homes ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Pays Bas, Europe, Evaluation, Risque, Pollution intérieur, Législation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Netherlands, Europe, Evaluation, Risk, Indoor pollution, Legislation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0489719
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 199501.