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risk-benefit analysis

Comparison of the short- and long-term risks to the overall societal benefits of an activity, chemical use, or technology. When risks and benefits are expressed in monetary terms, this is effectively cost-benefit analysis.
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  • risk-benefit assessment
  • risk-benefit evaluation
  • risk-benefit analyses
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