What is the hazard quotient, and at what stage of the risk assessment process is it used?

1. Describe the elements of effective risk communication. Discuss one example of a risk that the general public tends to over- or underestimate. How might the elements of risk communication be used to give a clearer picture of the true risk in your example?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

2. What is the hazard quotient, and at what stage of the risk assessment process is it used? Discuss the three possible levels of the hazard quotient and how the hazard is evaluated if a mixture of chemical exposures is being assessed.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

3. Differentiate between the roles of risk managers and risk assessors according to the EPA’s Guidance for Risk Characterization.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your required reading as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

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