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Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis$
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John E. Till and Helen Grogan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195127270

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.001.0001

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Site Conceptual Exposure Models

Site Conceptual Exposure Models

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(p.376) 8 Site Conceptual Exposure Models
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Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis
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James R. Rocco

Elisabeth A. Stetar

Lesley Hay Wilson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.003.0008

This chapter discusses the development of a site conceptual exposure model for evaluating current and potential future risks to human health associated with exposures to radionuclides in the environment. The site conceptual exposure model guides the analysis of potential risk and provides the mechanism to understand the behavior and activities through which people are exposed. Representing these behaviors and activities through the development of exposure pathways and exposure scenarios is discussed. Information concerning the components of an exposure pathway along with examples is provided. In addition, a discussion of potential exposure factors (e.g., breathing rates, ingestion rates) needed to quantify risk is also offered.

Keywords:   exposure scenario, exposure pathway, exposure factor, exposure area, exposure route

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