Books et al.Risk Analysis

Five “Easy” Questions

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Science  28 Aug 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5944, pp. 1075-1076
DOI: 10.1126/science.1175150

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This NRC report suggests approaches to overcoming obstacles to effective risk assessment such as lengthy delays in evaluating complex problems, substantial uncertainties that arise from the lack of data, the backlog of chemicals that have not been evaluated, and the continuing development of new materials requiring study.