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Risk assessment of Living Modified Organisms(LMOs) for human health

A risk assessment is a process intended to calculate or estimate the risk to a given target organism, system, or (sub)population, including the identification of uncertainties, following exposure to a particular agent, taking into account the inherent characteristics of the agent of concern and the characteristics of the specific target system.The objective of a risk assessment under the “Act on Transboundary Movements etc. of LMOs” and “The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety” is to identify and evaluate the potential adverse effects of LMOs on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in the likely potential receiving environment, also taking into account risks to human health.

Figure 2.  Risk assessment framework of LMO in Korea Centers for Disease Control
Figure 1. Risk assessment framework of LMOs in Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention