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Dose-Response. A Complicated Relationship?

In All, General, Risk Bite Video by Keri Szejda

The body’s response to different doses of a chemical has an astonishingly wide range. The response can be as benign as no response or as severe as death – with a lot in-between! Last week, we started up our toxicology primer with a Risk Bites video on hazard and risk. In order for a hazard – something with the potential …

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Hazard and Risk – What’s the Difference?

In All, General, Risk Bite Video by Keri Szejda

When making health decisions, we often hear  the words “hazard” and “risk” interchanged.  Though related, these words have very different meanings. Hazard is the potential to cause harm. Lots of things can be hazardous (sharks, skydiving, moldy bread). But things get a bit murkier when talking about risk. That’s because in order for a hazard to become a risk, there has to be …