1. Describe the elements of effective risk communication. Discuss one example of a risk that the general public tends to over- or underestimate. How might the elements of risk communication be used to give a clearer picture of the true risk in your example?
2. What is the hazard quotient, and at what stage of the risk assessment process is it used? Discuss the three possible levels of the hazard quotient and how the hazard is evaluated if a mixture of chemical exposures is being assessed.
3. Differentiate between the roles of risk managers and risk assessors according to the EPA’s Guidance for Risk Characterization.