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Characteristics of Exposure and its Measurement

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195141566
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199872145 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0002
Characteristics of Exposure and its Measurement

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This chapter discusses the fundamental characteristics of exposure in individuals. Topics covered include the meaning of ‘exposure to a hazard’, the source-receptor model, biologically based exposure assessment, the nature of common personal exposures, potential exposure, characteristics of exposure methods, and exposure measurement approaches.

Keywords: personal exposure; epidemiology; exposure measurement; exposure assessment

Chapter.  16392 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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