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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(1): 62-66 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.1.921

A Critical View on Environmental and Human Risk Acceptance Criteria

Dimitris Diamantidis
Abstract—Natural and technological hazards have a major impact on environmental and human safety. Risk assessment plays an essential role in the risk management of the effects of such hazards. This contribution summarizes first the general formulation of risk depending on two parameters: hazard probability and associated consequences. Problems faced in industrial applications based on the experience of the author are discussed. Risk acceptance criteria for the contributors to risk i.e. human, economic and environment are critically reviewed. Resilience based criteria are also included and conclusions for future developments are provided.

Index Terms—Environmental risk, human risk, risk acceptance, risk analysis, safety measures.

Dimitris Diamantidis is with the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, Germany (e-mail:


Cite: Dimitris Diamantidis, "A Critical View on Environmental and Human Risk Acceptance Criteria," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 62-66, 2017.

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