unknown risk

unknown risk

A new and/or unfamiliar risk with delayed consequences. See Negotiated safety. Cf Dread risk.
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Police today described the man as an "unknown risk" and warned parents to be vigilant.
The unknown risk in that case can be the ultimate amount of claims to be paid or the time it takes to resolve all the claims.
The quote is based on comprehensive cover, including business use and European breakdown cover, for a vehicle which is an unknown risk. The driver is aged 60, with an add-on for young drivers who need business use.
They also pinpointed several hundred previously unknown risk genes for mental illnesses and linked many known risk variants to specific genes.
"While the measures taken already have reduced these risks - such as leuco-depletion of blood and modernisation of NHS decontamination facilities - the UK expert committee on the microbiological safety of blood and tissues for transplantation (MSBT) is actively reviewing other possible ways in which the unknown risk from vCJD in blood might be reduced even further.
The major unknown risk is of cancerous tumours developing, because stem cell therapy involves the fast multiplication of cells for renewal of tissue.
Jonathan Biles of WorldCover Direct says: "Premiums would be astronomical because it is the pricing of an unknown risk.
The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Input, including risks regarding the agricultural industry, economic factors and the equity markets generally and many other factors beyond the control of Input.
The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting ECN Capital, including risks regarding the equipment finance industry, economic factors, and many other factors beyond the control of ECN Capital.
Expanding the international network of accredited low-risk companies allows customs administrations to focus on targeting shipments of higher or unknown risk.
Previously unknown risk factors for secondary skin cancer linked with allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) have been identified, researchers report after a retrospective analysis.
It found that many of these genetic variants influenced the formation of hair follicles, making it a 'significant' but previously unknown risk factor in developing acne.