Regulatory Aspect of Risk Assessment and Management

  • Lee, Hyomin (Department of Risk Assessment, Korea Food and Drug Administration) ;
  • EunkyungYoon (Department of Risk Assessment, Korea Food and Drug Administration) ;
  • Jeeyeun Han (Department of Risk Assessment, Korea Food and Drug Administration)
  • Published : 2001.07.01

Abstract

Risk assessment is useful tool making good decisions on the risks of certain hazardous com-pound and suggests safe margin through scientific process using toxicological data, statistical tool, exposure value and relevant variants. The goal of risk management is to protect the public health from hazardous compound based on result of risk assessment having reality. For the suggestion of exact man-aging information, risk assessment must be designed to represent a "plausible estimate" of the exposure to the individuals and to minimize uncertainty. Risk assessment methodology and knowledge are expected to change more rapidly than before and up-to-date methodology should be applied in regulatory aspects through the Agency. For the useful application of risk assessment, the communication between the risk assessor and the risk manager is needed before the initiation of the risk assessment and upon its completion. Generally, the risk assessment itself as a practical tool in the regulatory decision making process would be regarded with social economic impact.ic impact.