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Reviewing Chemical-Specific Literature
The health assessor reviews scientific literature to find studies with exposure conditions similar to the exposure being evaluated. The health assessor focuses on toxicologic and epidemiologic studies that provide information on exposure to the selected chemicals.
Purpose. The goal of the evaluation is to fully consider site-specific exposure doses relative to available chemical-specific information in the scientific literature.
Some information that a health assessor considers in the weight-of-evidence approach includes the following:
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|Last updated: February 20, 2008||ATSDR
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