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Check out this infographic on hazard and risk!

In All, Consumer products, Environment, Food Products, General, Multiple Views, Risk Bite Video, Science Bits by Keri Szejda

When talking about the safety of chemical ingredients in food and packaged goods, the topic of hazard and risk is something that often – and should – come up. Hazard is the potential to cause harm. Risk, on the other hand, has to do with the likelihood or probability of a harmful outcome actually occurring. And this depends on exposure – …

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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 …