What’s the difference between hazard and Risk?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in |

What’s the difference between hazard and risk? An updated version of the original 2012 Risk Bites video Hazard vs Risk – Same Difference? The Risk Bites Team: Andrew Maynard David Faulkner Alyssa Berry Risk Bites is supported by: University of Michigan School of Public Health. http://www.sph.umich.edu/ University of Michigan Risk Science Center. http://umriskcenter.org Backing track: Based on Blue and Green by Rimsky. http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_fr… Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FFHK/

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The Risk Song – With Hat Tip to Lehrer’s Elements Song

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Select CC for the words and sing along! One hundred and eight hazards in 80 seconds – The Risk Song, with a hat tip to Tom Lehrer (and, of course, Gilbert and Sullivan!). Lyrics available at http://www.riskscience.umich.edu Singalong version (with subtitles) at http://youtu.be/MQU-B_awofM Karaoke version (just the backing track and subtitles): http://youtu.be/kb0popJmFhI Created by: Andrew Maynard (@2020science) Backing: Clare Maynard Covers and parodies encouraged – just send us the link so we can enjoy them! Risk Bites is supported by: University of Michigan Risk Science Center....

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What does “Probably Cause Cancer” actually mean?

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Grist asked: “Hey Risk Bites guy, the WHO just said that the herbicide in Roundup probably causes cancer — what’s the deal with that? It seems like every month we find out that something else is probably giving us cancer. Should we be worried?” http://grist.org/science/watch-stick-… Backing track: Blue and Green by Rimsky. http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_fr… FURTHER INFORMATION: Grist: http://grist.org So Roundup “probably” causes cancer. This means what, exactly? http://grist.org/business-technology/… New York Times: Weed Killer, Long Cleared,...

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Risk, hazard, and making sense of dose and response

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http://youtube.com/riskbites How do you get from hazard to risk? If you want to put a number on the probability of something bad happening, dose-response comes in handy. This week’s Risk Bites is the first in a series that look at what dose response is, and how it helps go from the possibility of something causing harm, to estimating the probability of that harm occurring. This week’s Risk Bites team: David Faulkner (post-production) Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff) Risk Bites is supported by: University of Michigan School of Public Health....

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What is the Precautionary Principle, and is it Good or Bad?

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http://youtube.com/riskbites Plenty of people have an opinion on whether the precautionary principle is good or bad, but what exactly is it? RESOURCES The Precautionary Principle website: http://www.precautionaryprinciple.eu/ UNESCO — The Precautionary Principle (2005) — PDF http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013… Communication from the European Commission on the Precautionary Principle (2000) — PDF http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consum… The Precautionary Principle and European Union Legislation: http://europa.eu/legislation_summarie… The Paralyzing...

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