A micromort is a unit of risk measuring a one-in-a-million probability of death (from micro- and mortality). Micromorts can be used to measure riskiness of various day-to-day activities. A microprobability
is a one-in-a million chance of some event; thus a micromort is the
microprobability of death. The micromort concept was introduced by Ronald A. Howard who pioneered the modern practice of decision analysis.