“How can we quantify the probability of exposure to a risk?”
Risks can be found everywhere. Whether it be the probability of a fire breaking out in Northern California or the containment vessel in a nuclear reactor breaking down, everything that has uncertainty and a possible malignant outcome has a risk. And these effects might be passed on to individuals, such as a forest fire producing noxious smoke or radiation escaping from control rods. To estimate the probability that this might spread, an Exposure Assessment needs to be carried out.
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