TITLE

Should we set priorities based on risk analysis?

AUTHOR(S)
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick; Lash, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
March 1991
SOURCE
EPA Journal;Mar/Apr91, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents arguments by environmental policy experts on the issue of whether the government should set priorities to better match scientific assessment of the relative risk of the various threats to the environment. Issues in reducing environmental risk; Benefits of environmental risk assessment; Problems with the quest towards relative risk priorities; Limitations of risk assessment.
ACCESSION #
9609111749

 

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