IJFSNPHT 2018 Volume 10 Issue 2

International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, Public Health and Technology (IJFSNPHT) ISSN: 0975 – 8712

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Flaws in Risk Assessment. Dr Chrysanthus Chukwuma Sr, Centre for Future-Oriented Studies, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. IJFSNPHT (2018), 10(2):10-17 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1476086

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Flaws in Risk Assessment

Authors & Affiliation:

Dr Chrysanthus Chukwuma Sr, Centre for Future-Oriented Studies, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria




There is no extant doubt or ambiguity that there are extant flaws in risk assessment irrespective of the approach or methodology. However, speculations are rife as to the etiology of these untoward circumstances. In the face of stringent legislation and regulatory measures, it is evident that the proponents or harbingers of risk assessment regard compliance, trends and targets over health, safety and mitigating hazards when considering cost-benefit analysis in pecuniary terms. The lacunae in information and knowledge still persist in risk assessment, but the resolution of the conflict and speculations in etiologies and approaches are dependent upon the systematic and strategic analyses, nature and implications of stakeholders and uncertainties created. This paper discusses the flaws inherent in risk assessment which tend to obfuscate equity and natural justice for a sustainable society, with the need to re-orient the approach for present and future society.

Key words: agriculture, health, uncertainty, environment, anthropogenic activities, biosphere