- November 19, 2020
Kemi | Hazard and risk assessment of chemicals - an introduction
This guidance is part of a series developed by the Swedish Chemicals Agency. The guidance documents cover a wide range of issues that are important for the establishment of a system for preventive chemicals control. First versions of the documents were published during 2017 to 2020.
This guidance is an introduction to hazard assessment and risk assessment of chemicals. It
presents key terms and concepts and explains the general approach.
In the context of chemicals management, hazard means the ability of a chemical substance or
mixture to cause harm and risk relates to the probability to cause harm under certain
conditions. While hazard is an intrinsic property of the chemical, risk varies depending on
exposure to the chemical.
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