Ecological risk assessment is mainly carried out to determine the risks posed by substances released into the environment by humans on living organisms in various ecosystems that make up the environment. These studies mainly focus on risks from chemical compounds and genetically modified organisms. Some studies also focus on physical risks.
Conceptual frameworks and methodologies are being developed to assess ecological risks. Ecological risk is the possibility of an undesirable ecological impact in the environment. Processes requiring problem identification, exposure analysis, impact assessment and risk characterization are applied in ecological risk assessment studies. Identifying the problem is the basis of the entire evaluation process. The frequency, size and duration of a problem are revealed by exposure analysis. The impact assessment describes the undesirable ecological effects that occur as a result of exposure. Ecological risks are predicted with the integration of exposure and impact analysis. Identification of uncertainty and its explicit inclusion in the assessment process distinguishes ecological risk assessment from traditional environmental impact assessment.
It provides technical support for ecological risk assessments, management decisions. Consequently, ecological risk assessment focuses on estimating the nature, magnitude and likelihood of undesirable effects of actions or conditions.
In short, ecological risk assessment is the process of estimating the probability of a certain event occurring under certain conditions. It is the basis for balancing and comparing risks associated with environmental issues and is a systematic way of ensuring that risks are predicted and understood. ECO LABEL programs also shed light on ecological risk assessment. The primary goal of ecological risk assessment is ecological health at the whole ecosystem level, rather than ecological integrity.
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