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Environmental risks of chemicals and genetically modified organisms: a comparison. Part I: Classification and characterisation of risks posed by chemicals and GMOs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11400637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Risks can be characterised by several parameters. A risk is commonly defined to be the product of the extent of damage and the probability of its occurrence. But there are several other characteristics to be taken into account: degree of certainty in determining extent and probability, persistency, ubiquity, irreversibility, delay effect and mobilisation potential. As potential risks of genetically modified plants (GMPs), resistance to antibiotics, impact on non-target organisms, spread of genes and GMOs, and secondary consequences, e.g. on cultivation practice, are discussed in detail. Risks of GMPs are, in general, characterised by high uncertainty of the magnitude and probability of damage, a high mobilisation potential and a delay effect.
K G Steinhäuser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental science and pollution research international     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0944-1344     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-12     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2009-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9441769     Medline TA:  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt-UBA), IV 2 (Stoffbewertung und Gentechnik), Postfach 330022, D-14191 Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Pollutants / adverse effects*
Environmental Pollution / adverse effects,  legislation & jurisprudence
Plants, Genetically Modified / adverse effects*
Risk Assessment / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods
Risk Management / methods
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0/Environmental Pollutants

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