An environmental risk is the impact side of the hazard/risk equation. This is what happens...
There is certain lots more to be said about risk: risk assessment (how bad, how likely), risk
mitigation (what can we do about it)...
From the Strategic Plan...
While work under Goal 3 concentrates on reducing risks posed by pesticides on food, Goal 4
addresses all other risks from the use of pesticides with a collection of activities... 2ksp29
Risks related to problems with air quality, why quality air is important, reason why we care... Many
of the activities we describe throughout this Strategic Plan are aimed at reducing specific
environmental risks. 2ksp51 As implied in the previous paragraph, EPA conducts problem-driven
research to address specific environmental risks associated with each of the other goals of this
Strategic Plan. 2ksp51
- lung cancer
- lead poisoning