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A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology$
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Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.001.0001

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Characteristics of Exposure and its Measurement

Characteristics of Exposure and its Measurement

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(p.27) 2 Characteristics of Exposure and its Measurement
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A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology
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Thomas J. Smith

David Kriebel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0002

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

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