Understanding Risk and Hazard When it Comes to Chemicals

| October 20, 2019

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Every day, people are exposed to a variety of activities or products that could, under certain circumstances, cause harm. There’s a potential for harm or injury in nearly every activity we engage in – whether it’s when we cross a street, ride in an automobile, or play in a baseball game. This potential for harm can be referred to as “risk.” The terms “risk” and “hazard” may seem to have very similar meaning to most of us, but to a scientist they are actually very different. With respect to chemistry, the terms have very specific meanings: Hazard refers to the inherent properties of a chemical substance that make it capable of causing harm to a person or the environment. Exposure describes both the amount of, and the frequency with which, a chemical substance comes into contact with a person, group of people or the environment.

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