Risk Assessment

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Risk assessment differentiates risks into risks related to “penetration into and reaction with the human body; release into and reaction with human surroundings (e.g. Work place, environment, and on disposal); changes in degradability and persistence in the environment; and longer term societal issues such as, social control and nanoscale-based genetic changes”. Finally they use four categories: health risks; risk of changing human condition; risk of explosion; and ecological risks[springerlink:10.1007/s11051-006-9092-7].