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Step 2.3 Evaluating Exposures for Possible Health Effects

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After comparing the site-specific doses to the health guidelines, the health assessor selects those that need further evaluation. To conduct this further evaluation, the health assessor reviews studies on the chemical to see if the health effects evaluation supports a link between exposure to the chemical and a potential health effect.

Regardless of whether a chemical is being evaluated for cancer or noncancer effects, the health assessor's final step in the toxicologic evaluation is to

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The health assessor then bases the decision regarding the potential health effects from exposure to a chemical on the

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Evaluating cancer effects



 
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