Kemi | Hazard and risk assessment of chemicals - an introduction


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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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