Keywords: environmental risk assessment, risk analysis, risk criteria, decision making, uncertainty, unacceptable risks
Risk analysis, a tool for decision-making
Risk analysis is an instrument for the decision-making process. Three possible applications are described: methods used for a (first) 'quick and dirty' analysis; the question of unacceptable risks; and aspects related to decision-making under risk and uncertainty. These applications have advantages and disadvantages, and sometimes their own specific pitfalls.