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Most environmental risk assessments for chemicals are performed in this manner, although the confidence bounds may be quite broad because of cumulative uncertainties about fate, exposure, and effects. These three approaches are appropriate in the context of low or moderate uncertainty. However, some technological or natural systems are too complex, and knowledge of system behavior too limited, for deterministic analysis to capture the spectrum of possible consequences. Biotechnology applications fall into this category only when there are no data available Risk Assessment Methods Suitability 29 on the behavior and effect of the modified microorganism in the ecosystem of interest.
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Biotechnology Risk Assessment. Issues and Methods for Environmental Introductions by Joseph Fiksel