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This ebook includes components: half 1 comprises the world over harmonized familiar phrases utilized in hazard/risk overview. This set of harmonized phrases was once built through the overseas Programme on Chemical security after an in depth survey of the phrases utilized by chemical possibility evaluate execs. Implementation of those harmonized phrases may also help facilitate the mutual use and popularity of checks of chemical compounds among international locations saving assets for either governments and undefined. it is going to additionally facilitate elevated public knowing of hazard evaluation stories. half 2 the thesaurus of key publicity evaluation terminology is meant to aid facilitate conversation and consistency of language utilized in the publicity sciences in particular.This ebook could be worthy for possibility publicity and danger evaluation practitioners in executive learn associations and different non-government companies with an curiosity in chemical substances threat evaluate. it is going to even be invaluable for others together with clients of chemical compounds who desire to interpret chemical possibility evaluate info.

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As pointed out elsewhere, a difference should be maintained between effect and response. All proposed synonyms that are based on response should therefore be avoided, as well as use of the defined term in its own definition. Clearly, comments emphasized the idea of quantification of a substance and the consequence that may derive from an exposure to it, although usually restricting the latter to negative consequences (adverse effects), which is not expressed in the term itself. There is also a clear link with dose or concentration of the substance and the consequence of exposure of the target system.

In spite of the wide choice, it should also be noted that close to 10% of the respondents were not happy with any of the proposed definitions. As well, definitions emanating from international sources (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO], WHO) were not chosen by any of the respondents. All definitions start with an expression of the nature and quantification of the event under investigation, albeit in different ways. The nature of the event in point is called variably damage, deleterious effect, undesirable effect, harmful event, adverse effect, and adverse outcome.

Wherever analytically sufficient, hazard assessment could be used to represent a superordinate concept for a process, the output of which is then used as an input in another subsequent process of risk assessment. Following the analysis of the survey results, it was decided not to include the term hazard evaluation in the list of generic terms. Hazard identification Seven out of 14 definitions collected more than 5% each of the total responses for the term, with Definition 2 (with more than 38% of the preferences) standing out.

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