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Introduction to Risk Comparisons

  • Author: Daryle Waechter-Brulla1
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Citation: Daryle Waechter-Brulla. 2002. Introduction to risk comparisons.
  • Publication Date : July 2002
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Students compare risks, which they convert from different formats (typically fractions) into decimal then exponential numbers, and plot them on a logarithmic scale. Sample data are given for selected diseases and cancers; other commonly cited risks are also included. Students may collect information from various professional safety organizations. The experience incorporates cooperative learning, problem solving, and critical thinking.

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