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Step 2.2 Comparing Exposure Doses to Health Guidelines

bullet Evaluating Noncancer Effects: Exercise 1

After estimating the exposure dose of arsenic for a person gardening at Oak Estates, you compare the exposure dose to a health guideline:

noncancer exposure dose =




On the basis of this comparison, which of the following statements is appropriate?

Exposure dose is higher than the MRL. Exposure should be further evaluated.

Exposure dose is lower than the MRL. Noncancer health effects are unlikely to occur.

Insufficient information for an initial evaluation.

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