The difference between hazard (something with the potential to cause you harm) and risk (the actual chance of harm occurring) is a key issue for the crop protection industry. Critics often call for bans on crop protection products based only on their hazardous properties, even though the actual risk of harm is low or non existent.
That's why as an industry we support risk-based, rather than hazard based regulation.
Our colleagues at Croplife International have made these handy animations to help explain the important difference between hazard and risk.
A shark is a hazard. Swimming with a shark is a risk! That's the difference.
Bleach is a hazard. Drinking it is a risk! That's the difference.