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Dosimetry in Epidemiology

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/9780195141566.003.0009
Dosimetry in Epidemiology

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This chapter discusses the use of biologically based models of exposure and dose in epidemiologic studies. It describes how dose metrics can be used in epidemiologic models and discusses some of the methodologic challenges that arise. Two examples from the published literature illustrate many of the points raised by the chapter.

Keywords: dosimetry; epidemiologic studies; exposure assessment; biologically based models; dose metrics

Chapter.  10383 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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