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Retrospective exposure assessment

Wolfgang Ahrens and Patricia Stewart

in Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780198528616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723933 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528616.003.0007
Retrospective exposure assessment

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This chapter provides a general introduction to retrospective exposure assessment for exposure in occupational and environmental epidemiological studies. It provides a number of strategies of how to approach this, and stresses the importance of a pilot study. It provides examples of data sources for historical exposures, and various examples and references.

Keywords: occupational hygiene; environmental science; epidemiology; measurement; modelling; air pollution; retrospective assessment; historical exposure; water contaminants; soil pollution

Chapter.  8283 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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