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risk

at risk
a. Social welfare vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility

Risk

A measure of the probability of an adverse effect on a population under a well-defined exposure scenario.

risk

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(engineering)
The potential realization of undesirable consequences from hazards arising from a possible event.

risk

The expectation of loss. It is a function of the probability and the consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
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From how disorders begin and risks of disease to testing procedures and how diagnosis is made from a test, this is one of the most straightforward guides to tests and results interpretation on the market.
We want Severn Trent to examine the state of their sewerage network in full as unless they step up their repair rate, householders face the very real risks of disease from raw sewage and rats.
You will discover the important role of essential fatty acids for health and learn how to easily incorporate them into your diet to reduce the risks of disease.