Safe biotechnology 9: Values in risk assessment for the environmental application of microorganisms

O. Doblhoff-Dier*, H. Bachmayer, A. Bennett, G. Brunius, K. Bürki, M. Cantley, C. Collins, P. Crooy, A. Elmqvist, C. Frontali-Botti, R. Havenaar, H. Haymerle, H. Lelieveld, M. Lex, J. L. Mahler, L. Martinez, C. Mosgaard, L. Olsen, J. Pazlarova, F. RudanM. Sarvas, H. Stepankova, G. Tzotzos, K. Wagner, R. Werner

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Abstract

Risk assessment for the deliberate release of microorganisms into the environment is traditionally carried out on a case-by-case basis. In a similar approach to that used when assessing human pathogenicity, we propose an alternative approach by introducing risk classes to facilitate or complement this type of risk assessment. These consider several sets of scenarios that address the different values that need to be protected. Examples of this approach include risk-class definitions for soil fertility and biodiversity. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1999

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