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RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Abstract

Challenging the "de minimis risk" concept, Dr. Fischhoff argues that risks ought not to be considered apart from a particular technology's benefits. He argues, too, that the acceptability of particular kinds of risks should not be determined without considering the views of all persons who may be exposed. Finally, building upon the "reasonable person" construct, he suggests ways those goals might be achieved.

Repository Citation

Baruch Fischhoff, Acceptable Risk: A Conceptual Proposal , 5 RISK 1 (1994).

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