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Estimating environmental exposure

G. A. Zapponi

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780192622358
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0015
Estimating environmental exposure

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This chapter discusses the main aspects of exposure assessment. The assessment of environmental exposure of hazardous substances includes the measurement of environmental and food concentrations of the substances as a function of time; estimation of inhalation and dermal absorption rates; and assessment of food intake.

Keywords: environmental exposure; exposure assessment; hazardous substances; food concentrations; environmental concentrations; food intake; dermal absorption rates

Chapter.  2932 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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